Part of the event series Billy Cobham’s Guide to Stress Free Drumming
Instructors: Billy Cobham, Dom Famularo, Dennis Chambers, Will Calhoun, and Gary Husband
Play-Along: Cuba on the Horizon
Foundational topics: Technique, dynamics, phrasing, listening, interpretation
Bringing together all the concepts from the course, learn how to set up your community of sounds – the pieces of your drumset – to access the right combination of sounds in order to play what you hear in your mind. The class will include a joint discussion touching upon key elements from each class.
About Billy Cobham
Widely acknowledged as the greatest fusion drummer of all time, Cobham came to prominence in the late ’60s and early ’70s playing on seminal recordings by Miles Davis and then the Mahavishnu Orchestra. A prolific band leader with more than 30 albums under his name, Cobham’s influence stretches well beyond the world of jazz. Billy Cobham’s Guide To Stress Free Drumming is the culmination of his life’s work.
About Dom Famularo
Dom Famularo has been traveling the globe preaching the gospel of drumming for over 40 years. Dom’s career has been built upon his unique skills as a drummer, educator, author and motivational speaker.
About Dennis Chambers
Dennis Chambers is a legendary, well respected American drummer who has recorded and performed with artists such as Santana, Steely Dan, and Parliament/Funkadelic. Dennis is mostly known for his ability to perform with impeccable and funky timing in whatever style he’s called upon to play, as well as his incredible, fast chops.
About Will Calhoun
Will Calhoun is a widely acclaimed drummer and recipient of the prestigious Buddy Rich Jazz Masters Award for outstanding performance by a drummer, and Best New Drummer by Modern Drummer Magazine’s Readers Poll. His unique blend of improvisational and hard rock drumming can be found on each of Living Colour’s four Epic releases.
About Gary Husband
Gary Husband is one of a rare breed of musicians in that his expression is divided equally in his capacity as a drummer and a keyboardist of international repute. His classical roots, his quest and development in the improvisational, jazz and jazz/fusion areas – not to mention his tenure in the pop, rock, funk and blues circuits – are all evident inside Gary’s distinct and far- reaching musical personality.