Caught in The Act
Daxx of Cheap Trick
Daxx performs with Cheap Trick in San Jose, CA in December, 2015. Photos by Phil Hood.
Wil Calhoun performs at the Chicago Drum Show 2015. Photos by Michael Hacala.
Carter Beauford performs during a 2015 tour. Photos by Ron Dunnett.
On The Road With SJC Visiting Schools
SJC was a proud sponsor of the 2015 AP Tour and followed the entire tour in support of all the drummers--Foley from As It Is, Brian from Real Friends, and Jake from Mayday Parade. According to Mike Ciprari, company co-founder, SJC put just over 10,000 miles on their bus visiting over 25 cities, and speaking at over a dozen School of Rock locations, universities, high schools, and performing arts schools, where they got to tell the company story and demonstrate the drums.
Mike says, "Our best memories from the tour were definitely meeting all the SJC drummers out there, new and old, and making new friends with fellow drummers at the shows. Speaking at the schools and meeting young inspired musicians was definitely a major highlight as well. We'd speak about business, the music industry, manufacturing drums, and their aspirations as a musician. Definitely a humbling and inspiring thing to meet and speak to so many hungry musicians!"
Mike Ciprari indoctrinates young minds into the SJC way.
Caught In The Act: Gil Sharone Kills With Marilyn Manson
Artist: Gil Sharone
Where: Santa Ana, California
Venue: The Observatory
Gil Sharone, DRUM! columnist and fierce stickman, is on tour with Marilyn Manson. Robert Downs, whose shots grace our covers frequently (such as the current shot of Richard Danielson with Vintage Trouble), was on hand October 20, 2015 to grab us these smoky images. Well done, RD.