All-Ages Drum Clinic / preview

All-Ages Drum Clinic

Where: Capital Music Hall, 200 Rideau Street

When: Wednesday June 1, 2005 @ 7 p.m.

Kenny Aronoff, one of the most influential and in-demand drummers in rock music. He has worked with many of the world's top artists including the Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, the Smashing Pumpkins, Alanis Morrisette, Bob Seger, Melissa Etheridge, Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Bonnie Raitt, John Fogerty, Joe Cocker, Avril Lavigne, Alice Cooper, Jewel, Meat Loaf, and many others. With a style of playing that combines power and finesse, he was named the #1 Pop/Rock Drummer and the #1 Studio Drummer for five consecutive years by the readers of Modern Drummer Magazine and in addition has played on over 30 Grammy-nominated recordings. In 1980 he joined the John Mellencamp band, recording 10 albums and touring with him over a 17-year period. Kenny's innovative style and solid backbeat became the driving force behind Mellencamp's long run of definitive hit records in the '80s and '90s.

Why: To foster excellence in drumming and to raise funds for the Cisco Systems Bluesfest Blues in the Schools program.

How: Tickets are available for all age groups at $10 in advance at Steve's Music Store, 308 Rideau Street or at the door at Capital Music Hall, 200 Rideau Street.

Steve's Music and Bluesfest would like to thank the sponsors of this event for their support and community mindedness: Media Sponsors Rogers Television, The Bear, and the Xpress; and Equipment Sponsors Tama Drums, Vic Firth Drum Sticks, Shure Microphones, Zildjian Symbols, and Remo Drum Heads.

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