Closing Jam Gallery From DRUM! Night 2013
We honestly didn’t know it was going to happen, but Chad Smith surprised the entire theater when he brought all of the evening’s featured drummers onstage to perform a completely unrehearsed jam at the end of his set. Here are a few views of the slightly chaotic but definitely fun throw-down.
Here’s how it looked from the side of the stage.
Now here’s a view from the back of the stage. (You can’t accuse us of not covering all the angles.)
From left to right: Chad Smith, Jason Bittner, Cindy Blackman-Santana, Frank Zummo, Justin Imamura, Adam Alt, and Bobby Alt take their final bows at the end of the show.
Jason Bittner signs a Sabian Holy China cymbal that Chad Smith randomly handed to an audience member toward the end of his set.
After all was said and done, DRUM! Night 2013 was a wild success. If you weren’t there, you missed a great drumming event – but here’s a video shot by an audience member of the final jam (keep your eyes peeled for a professional video production shot by Drum Channel):