It's said that music is the universal language. And even though it's considered an American creation, jazz music in particular is performed and enjoyed all over the world—including in the central European nation of Slovenia.
For anyone who might be unfamiliar with Slovenia, it's one of the countries formed after the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia. Located at the northern end of the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia is bordered on the west by Italy, on the north by Austria, on the east by Hungary, and on the south by Croatia. In the center of the country lies its capital: Ljubljana. And in the heart of... Read More
Houston Full of Drums and Cymbals
October 08, 2012
Houston, Tx was the site of three KMCmusicorp events on Saturday Oct 6th , 2012. Cymbalfusion.com located at 5829 West Sam Houston Parkway North #401 Houston, TX, hosted one only three Sabian Cymbal Vote day at independent music shops in Texas. The twelve cymbals being presented for a consumer vote to be 2013’s new production from the Canadian manufacturer were show by Chris De Lise of Sabian. Erik Paulson, owner of cymbalfusion.com pulled in a group of Houston based pro-players and top instructors. Approximately 50 enthusiasts came by to demo and vote for their four favorites during an open house between noon and five. Cymbalfusion.com offered special pricing on the over one hundred SABIAN cymbals the carry in stock.
Two other drum centric happening were staged at Percussion Center, Houston (a division of HiHat Inc.), 6990 Port West Drive #100, Houston. A Cassio Duarte Clinic Introduction To Brazilian Percussion was held from 2-4 pm. Cassio Duarte, an LP artist and clinician hosted a group of 25 percussionist explaining the key instruments used in Samba style drumming, playing technique and how to adapt Samba to modern styles from rock to marching bands. It was also ‘Gretsch Snare Tasting’ event all day Saturday with a fine selection featuring nine Gretsch snares, Gretsch bags and practice pads, and a variety of Gretsch kit on view to be demo-ed and purchased at special pricing. COO of Percussion Center Michael Henry also had snack on hand for his customer to munch while they played all the drums.
Gretsch Marquee Series
New from Gretsch® Drums, the Marquee series delivers explosive,
open tones, professional features and rock solid performance at
an accessible price. Marquee shells combine 7-ply North American
maple with a slight softer maple species that are cut with
classic Gretsch 30-degree bearing edges and fit with 2.3mm
triple flanged hoops.