A few very exciting things to share about my Lego Drum Set:
* My Lego Drum kit is featured in the January 2016 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine in their "Kit Of The Month" Column. Very happy and honored that they liked my work and wanted to feature it in their magazine. They are a pillar in the international drumming community. I hope you enjoy the article. I am very happy with how they presented my Lego Drum Kit.
* Percussive Arts Society - The global connection for all things drum and percussion were very impressed to learn about my Lego Drum Kit and were very kind in their words to me with respect to its sound and uniqueness and asked if I would be interested in donating it to their Rhythm! Discovery Museum. Honored doesn't even come close to how I feel. To know that something that I created has been recognized by my peers and will be in the company of the greatest growing collection of percussion instruments from all over the world is truly incredible. Really looking forward to building a set for them and hand delivering it to them very soon... Check back for upcoming set of photos and video of it!!!
Wanted to send out a big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported my gift of making a Lego Drum Kit to donate to the Percussive Arts Societies "Rhythm! Discovery Museum" http://rhythmdiscoverycenter.org/ via my Rockethub campaign. The campaign is now closed. Once I receive the underwriting from them I will be ordering the materials to start my building project. Looking forward to making the arrangements to hand deliver it to the Museum by the beginning of the new year.
Thank you again for your interest and your continued support! - Brian
* Putting together the line up for my eigth year presenting a very diversified music series in my hometown area during the months of February thru May. The name of this series is Acoustic Doorways and I am very pleased and honored to be co-presenting this series with the RCS Community Library. We present our performances in various Churches within our community which builds community and brings folks together and invites them into environments that maybe they have never gone before -
= Friday, February 26th 7 pm at the Grace United Methodist Church, 16 Hillcrest Dr, Ravena, NY 12143 Doors open at 6 pm. featuring GOLFSTROM: European Pop from the 30's - 60's. Wonderfully exciting music that highlights different styles of music from Russia, Ukrain, France, Mexico etc. Features - Woodwiinds, Accordion, Upright Bass, Percussion and Vocals in Russian, French, Ukrainian, and English.
= Thursday, March 31st 7 pm at First Reformed Church of Bethlehem, 38 Church Rd, Selkirk, NY 12158 Doors open at 6 pm. featuring GX3+: Mix of music with a South American influence. Highlights: Flamenco Guitar, Classical Guitar, Charanga, Mandolin, and Percussion
= Friday, April 15th, 7 pm Ravena Saint Patricks Community Room, 21 Main St, Ravena, NY 12143 Doors open at 6 pm. featuring Ria Curley & Chuck Lamb Trio: Mix of original and contemporary Jazz. Highlights: Piano, Voice and Percussion
= Stay tuned for our listing in May
Tickets $10. Adults and $5. Children under 12 available at the door or for more info please contact the RCS Community Library at 1-518-756-2053.
* Am very excited to present my first solo performance at the world renown and historic iconic performance venue in Saratoga Springs Caffe Lena. Sarah Craig, Exec. Director asked if I would present and perform in an "informance" format inviting everyone into my musical / percussive world and move to center stage to introduce my process, my instruments, technique and stories on how they came into my life and some of the amazing instrument builders that I have the pleasure to call my friend but also family. I have invited a very dear friend and remarkable creative talent Studio Stu to join me in and around the 2 sets that I will be presenting so that we can create "On The Spot" music. Promises to be fun, energetic and engaging but also wanting everyone to take a little something away that maybe they didn't know before. I love sharing the world I am blessed to be a part of and in this beautiful intimate space where legends have performed and told their stories. It just dosen't get better then this. Please follow this link by copy and pasting into your browser to get additional information as well as securing your ticket. I hope you can join us. Thank you for considering.
* Have been asked to create a series of concerts to be presented at the incredibly historic and amazing grand theater Proctors Theater in Schnectady, NY at their Contemporary Black Box GE Theater to celebrate the diversity of rhythm in our area. Our concerts will span from fall into the spring. Each date will feature two very diverse and dynamic programs in one. Powerful and magical. I hope that you all will plan on attending one or more of our concerts. For more information please contact Proctors Theater at: 1-518-346-6204. They are located at 432 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305 We will be in their GE Theater. Show time is 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15. Please check back to see our line up for our 2016 Season in late Fall of 2015
* Started working with two new projects: Maria Zemantauski's GX3+. Feel very fortunate to join them as the "+" when their performance program requires a bit different texture and color. Most recently I performed with them for Mona Golub's Music Haven Concert Series opening for an incredibly unique group Novalima Afro-Peruvian Techno Group mixing traditional Afro-Peruvian Music with Electronica. Please check my calendar for my performance schedule and listings of our upcoming shows.
Also, Very excited to be asked to become involved in the quartet version of Golfstrom. A wonderfully energetic quartet featuring music from Russia, Ukraine, France, and Germany. Features Woodwinds, Upright Bass, Accordion, Vocals and Percussion. Please check my calender for my performance schedule and listings of our upcoming shows.
* Honored to have been asked to add what I do to upcoming recording projects for: John Stevens, Seth and The Modymelix, Bernstein Bard Quartet, and Patsy O'Brien
* Please check my calendar for upcoming concerts and festivals with Cathie Ryan, Maria Z, Joy Adler and the Souls of Evolution, Seth and the Moody Melix, Seth Warden Trio, Elizabeth Woodbury - Kasius & Heard, Bernstein Bard Quintet, Ellen Sinopoli's Dance Company, Golfstrom and Kevin McKrell
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