Heeere’s To Ed!


From Press Release:

Thursday, June 27 7-11pm

A musical tribute in honor of the late Ed Shaughnessy–great drummer, great teacher, loving friend.

Crowne Plaza LAX Jazz Club, 7-11 pm
Crowne Plaza
5985 West Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
For Information call: Merle @ 310-216-5861

Copies of his book Lucky Drummer will be available for purchase.

Featuring performances from:

Drummer extraordinaire, Jeff Hamilton is considered one of the most versatile drummers of the day. Credits: Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Carter, Diana Krall, and more!

Powerful drummer Joe LaBarbera graced the landmark trio of Bill Evans. Joe’s talents were also enjoyed by Tony Bennett, Woody Herman, Art Farmer, Art Pepper.

Drum legend Stan Levey says drummer Paul Kreibich “is a truly outstanding drummer, one of the best I’ve heard. It’s a pleasure to listen to him.” Paul’s credits: Ray Charles, Gene Harris, Carmen McRae, Anita O’Day, Mose Allison, John Hendrick, Woody Herman Orchestra.

Dream Theater


From Press Release:

A rare and unique assembly of some of the greatest drummers in the world. Explosive talent, passion, humor and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting when seven diverse drummers create a profound and unforgettable experience. You’ve never seen drummers like this before!

Featuring Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio “El-Negro” Hernadez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mike Mangini and Raul Rekow, A Drummer’s Dream engages us with the rich music styles and influences that are as dynamic as the performers themselves. We are lifted to another dimension as we connect to the powerful forces of nature embodied in the music of these master musicians.

The creative and spiritual freedom of expression these artists display is overwhelming – from Latin rhythms to the wildly original compositions of Kenwood Dennard. Rock, jazz, Latin fusion, soul – these master drummers have backed up the likes of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Carlos Santana and now – each other.

At the center of the film is the warm-hearted Nasyr and his musician friends who share their knowledge with forty students for this incredible, unforgettable week of music and camaraderie. The overriding philosophy of these musicians is driven by love, compassion and joy of life. At the end of the film you will be tapping the rhythms that live within us all and the positive energy these masters display will continue to pulse through you for days to come.

Los Angeles screenings June 29 – July 5 at Downtown Independent theater. Additional info here.