Brooklyn Walking Tour: Traveling Through Gretsch History Today
September 02, 2014
On July 30, 2014 I had a unique opportunity to take a step back into Gretsch Company history. As a matter of fact, I actually took several hundred steps, as I walked the streets of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn where the company got its start. Along the way I visited several sites that mark the evolution of the company from its... Read More
Stanton Moore Debuts “Spirit of New Orleans Drum Camp”
September 30, 2013
(September 30th 2013 –New Orleans, LA) Grammy™ award-winning drumming superstar, author, and instructional DVD creator Stanton Moore (Galactic) debuts his “Spirit of New Orleans” Drum Camp, December 13th – 15th at the historic Old U.S. Mint in the heart of New Orleans’ legendary French Quarter. Produced by MUSO Entertainment, this exclusive 3-day music camp celebrates the legacy and rich musical tradition that is uniquely New Orleans’. From Mardi Gras Indian and Second Line drumming -- to the evolution of Jazz and Funk -- students will enjoy three days of hands-on drumming, live performances, a private tour of the U.S. Mint’s “New Orleans Jazz” exhibit and much more.
The exclusive “Spirit of New Orleans” Drum Camp will offer a limited number of students the chance to play with and learn from Stanton Moore in an ultra-intensive classroom setting. Each student will play on an individual practice drum kit allowing for an incredibly intense, educational experience that guarantees results.
All SONO camp packages include discounted admission to evening performances including: Dragon Smoke at Tipitinas’s on Friday, December 13; The Stanton Moore Piano Trio (featuring David Torkanowsky and Jim Singleton), Saturday, December 14th at Snug Harbor with additional performances TBA. Students will also be able to play and participate in a Second Line procession on the grounds of the Old U.S. Mint.
Located at 400 Esplanade Street, The Old U.S. Mint is the only building in America to have served both as a United States and a Confederate Mint. Guests of Stanton Moore’s “Spirit of New Orleans” (SONO) Drum Camp will be given an exclusive tour of this historic building’s “New Orleans Jazz” exhibit featuring sheet music and instruments including Louis Armstrong’s first coronet and items from New Orleans’ jazz drumming legend Baby Dodds among other music memorabilia chronicling the history of Jazz from its humble beginnings on the streets of New Orleans. The new photography gallery portrays a new generation of New Orleans performers.
A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Stanton Moore is a highly respected drummer and authority on New Orleans’ musical history who has toured the world as a performer and educator, garnering accolades for his superb drumming skills, clinics and for his wildly popular “Groove Alchemy” book and DVD. In addition, Moore has released a number of educational products celebrating New Orleans drumming styles including the book Taking it to the Streets, as well as his DVD series “A Modern Approach to New Orleans Drumming” and “A Traditional Approach to New Orleans Drumming.” Moore is also the co-owner of Crescent Cymbals and regularly performs with Galactic as well as The Stanton Moore Trio and Dragon Smoke (featuring Ivan Neville), Leo Nocentelli (The Meters) Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Anders Osborne and many others.
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