Clinics and Events Update

By Radim McCue Published September 22, 2009

"What about Arizona clinics?" one of our readers asked. So we're sending the word to drum companies. Send clinicians to new places. Send them to Phoenix or Tucson. DRUM! readers demand it. Luckily there are some Southwestern events this month with Jeffrey Jones performing in Amarillo on the 24th and Albuquerque on the 26th. That's still a long way from Phoenix, but getting closer. There also is a drumline event in Phoenix this month (see below).

Despite overlooking parts of the southwest, the coming month has lots of cool events including festivals in the Netherlands, Germany and, of course, the annual drum fest in Montreal featuring Brooks Wackerman, among many others. Other special events include a slew of Alex AcunaI (left) clinics and a Steve Smith world clinic tour. Paul Batres of San Jose Drum Shop told us having Alex in clinic demoing every hand drum in his shop was "insane." He's worth seeing.

Canada & USA
Date/Artist/Location/Phone/City State or Country

SEPTEMBER
Sept 21st Alex Acuna Rhythm Traders Portland OR
Sept 21st Todd Sucherman Centre Stage Music 613.547.2469 Kingston ON
Sept 22nd Todd Sucherman Cosmo Music 905.770.5222 Richmond Hill ON
Sept 23rd Danny Seraphine Fork's Drum Closet Nashville TN
Sept 23rd Todd Sucherman Gear Music 905.339.3515 Oakville ON
Sept 23rd Alex Acuna Long & McQuade Vancouver, BC
Sept. 24th Alex Acuna Long & McQuade Calgary AB
Sept. 24th David Northrup Bailey Brothers Birmingham AL
Sept 24th Jeffrey Jones Amarillo College Band Room Amarillo TX
Sept 24th Todd Sucherman Sherwood Music 519.745.0021 Kitchener ON
Sept. 24th Steve Smith Daddy's JunkyMusic 617-247-0909 Boston MA
Sept 25th Aldo Mazza National Arts Centre 613.947.7000 Ottawa ON
Sept 25th Alex Acuna Long & McQuade Edmonton AB
Sept 26th Jeffrey Jones Grandma's Music Albuquerque NM
Sept 26th Alex Acuna Long & McQuade Winnipeg MB
Sept 26th North Florida Day of Percussion Escambia High School 850-712-5125 Pensacola FL Sept 26th David Northrup Tuscaloosa Music Service Tuscaloosa AL
Sept 26th Jim Yakas Paradise Valley High School/Drumline Festival 480.503.2707 Phoenix AZ Sept 27th Chester Thompson Campbell's Morrell Music Johnson City TN
Sept 28th Mike Clark The Jazzschool Berkeley CA
Sept 29th Aldo Mazza UniversiteĢ de Montreal 614.343.6271 Montreal QC
October
Oct 3rd Alex Acuna Rainbow Guitars Tuscon AZ
Oct 5th Alex Acuna Ted Brown Music Richland WA
Oct 5th Mike Clark Alto Music Middletown NY
Oct 6th Alex Acuna Ted Brown Music Tacoma WA
Oct 7th Pete Zimmer Northern Illinois Univ 815.753.3425 DeKalb IL
Oct 13th Jeffrey Jones Artist Boot Camp Arlington TX
Oct 14th Jeffrey Jones Piney Hills Music Ruston LA
Oct 17-18 Joe La Barbera, Bernie Drese Hollywood Vintage and Custom Drum Show 323-461-0640 Hollywood CA
Oct 22nd John Favvichia Sam Ash Huntington NY
Oct 23rd John Favvichia Sam Ash New Haven CT
Oct 24th Dafnis Prieto Cascio Music New Berlin WI
Oct 24th & 25th John Roberts, Steve Smith, Cindy Blackman, Daniel De Los Reyes, Chad and Brooks Wackerman, Emmaneuelle Caplette, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Daniel De Los Reyes, Luisito Quintero Montreal Drum Fest 450.928.1726 Montreal QC
Oct 25th Karl Perazzo Raul Rekow Soul Drums 416.225.5295 Toronto ON

International

SEPTEMBER
September 19-20th Cindy Blackman, Gene Hoglan, Marvin McQuitty, Walfredo Reyes, Jr. and many more Dresdener Drum Festival Dresden Germany
Sept 22nd & 23rd David Garibaldi Tampico International Percussion Festival Tampico Mexico OCTOBER
Oct 3rd Chester Thompson City of Salzgiter, Germany
Oct 8th Bill Cobham MC Music Romania Romania
October 1-17 Steve Smith Sonor 30th Anniversary Clinic Tour Various sites in Germany, Italy, Poland Casserta Italy
Oct 18th Brendan Buckley, Johnny Rabb, Victor Loyo Drumfest Laguna 2009 Torreon Chahuila Mexico

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