Sabian Live, the annual live NAMM show the cymbal company from Meductic, Canada hosts, was according to Sabian "a packed house from beginning to end." And packed it was. On stage, off stage and even more in front of the stage. But let us not forget the volume in the Sheraton Park Hotel Ballroom as well. Like crazy! However, Drummerszone.com managed to create some of the coolest videos of the evening with Jojo Mayer as quest performer during Mark Guiliana's show, Chad Smith' Bombastic Meatbats and Walfredo Reyes' Sinverguenza - having a true all star line-up.
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New York City drummer Mark Guiliana performed with his innovative Beat Music project. Last and topping the show, Mark's good friend Jojo Mayer sat in and made this performance complete. Watch the video below!
Next were Chad Smith and his Bombastic Meatbats. Introducing his Holy China as a priest earlier this day at NAMM, tonight he showed himself the funk, blues and rock drummer he his. Notwithstanding the heavy Fusion stuff he does as well. Chad is one of the best groove masters there are. This evening he went beyond that, and once again, he proved himself skilled in all musical styles. An amazing show!
Sabian artists Walfredo Reyes Jr. and Ray Yslas led the Sabian All-Star Band named Sinverguenza. Their Latin and Funk simply rocked the Ballroom to a higher level. Not only did the band have a line-up every band dreams of, the special quests were topping it all. Check out the videos of tap dancer Sarah performing separately with Ray on cajon and Walfredo on drums. In case you didn't already know... tap dancing is insanely musical and rhythmical. It is art the way Sarah performs.
The rest of the band was: Santana vocalist Andy Vargas, Ruben Blades bassist Oskar Cartaya, Josh Groban, Stevie Wonder guitarist Tariqh Akoni, American Idol MD Matt Rohde and the Shameless Horns.