The New Zealand Jazz Foundation is hosting National Drum Day with featured artist, the incomparable New York City jazz master, John Riley. Equally brilliant as big band and small group drummer and educator, John Riley has been a member of the famous Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (formerly Thad Jones, Mel Lewis) for 25 years and is author of several best selling drum set methods and instructional videos including The Art of Bop Drumming.
The full day will consist of clinics and masterclasses covering improvisation for the drum set, comping techniques and small group drumming, and drum techniques for the big band. This event will prove invaluable and inspirational to drummers and other musicians of all ages and abilities!
Located in the student union building.