The date: Saturday, September 24, 2005. The place: Cascio Interstate Music in New Berlin, Wisconsin, USA. The event: DrummerFest 2005. This is not to be missed!
Starting as a modest local clinic in 2001, DrummerFest has grown into \"an industry juggernaut, which annually attracts the finest world-class drum talent and their legions of adoring fans from across the nation\".
And one look at the line-up for DrummerFest 2005 shows that this year’s event is going to be bigger and better than ever before!
Slated to appear at DrummerFest 2005 are musical icons like Peter Erskine (photo), Will Calhoun, Keith Carlock and Robby Ameen. Let\'s take a closer look at the artists.
Peter Erskine Peter Erskine is a monolithic presence in the drum world. Honing his chops with jazz vanguard Stan Kenton, Erskine moved on to Weather Report and set the bar impossibly high for all who would follow. This mercurial talent has never looked back. Steely Dan, Chick Corea and more recently Queen Latifah and Linda Ronstadt have enhanced his stellar resume. The Grammy-winning Erskine has authored many essential books and instructional DVDs. He continues to accelerate into a future of undeniable greatness.
William Calhoun Unique and instantly identifiable in sound and style, Will Calhoun rocketed to national prominence in the \'90\'s with mindblowing alt-metal standouts, Living Colour. The Grammy-winning Calhoun has been repeatedly singled out by Modern Drummer and Rolling Stone critics’ polls for his prodigious playing and compositional skills and has continued to get the call from heavyweight artists such as BB King and Mick Jagger. Recently he\'s been producing and playing with rapper/actor/poet Mos Def.
Keith Carlock Emerging from the the prestigious North Texas State jazz program under the tutelage of Ed Soph, Keith Carlock headed for New York to hang with Wayne Krantz and Will Lee at the 55 Bar. It short order he was performing with David Johansen, The Blues Brothers and Harry Belafonte. The big time walked in one night in the form of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker who tapped Carlock for drum duties live and in the studio with Steely Dan. Presently, he is on the road worldwide with mega-platinum artist Sting.
Robby Ameen Though perhaps not as well known as the rest of the DrummerFest 2005 line-up, Robby Ameen will not be forgotten by any who witness his combustible brand of Afro-Cuban drumming. Jazz giant Dizzy Gillespie marveled at Ameen\'s bottomless well of estimable chops. Paul Simon, Ruben Blades and Mongo Santamaria concurred and sought him out to set their music ablaze. A movie and TV music \"go to\" drummer, lately he\'s been teaming up in performance with Horacio \"El Negro\" Hernandez.
Unforgettable In keeping with DrummerFest tradition, all of the guest artists will join together for a \"superjam\" at the conclusion of the performance! This promises to be an unforgettable day of music, entertainment, education and interaction. All four drummers will be available for autographs and photos. Those in attendance can also take advantage of DrummerFest savings on select items in Cascio Interstate Music\'s highly regarded drum department and be eligible to win free prizes all day long!
Visitors information DrummerFest 2005 is presented free to the public and is open to all ages. The address: 13819 West National Avenue in Cascio Interstate Music, 13819 West National Avenue in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Doors open at 10am. The event will begin promptly at 11:30 and will conclude at 6:30. A large crowd is anticipated so those planning to attend should arrive early for best possible parking and seating arrangements. For more information phone 262.789.7600 or visit interstatemusic.com.