DRUM FEST 2016: clinics, recitals, live performances and more
The weekend between October 21 and 23, 2016 was a very busy one, not only for the organizers of the 25th annual edition of the DRUM FEST festival, but also for the artists and drum maniacs who visited the Conference and Exhibition Center in Opole, Poland. Live performances, clinics as well as a contest for young drummers called Young Drum Hero, which was at a very high playing level, were attended by quite a number of people. During all the events, the audiences had the opportunity to listen to drummers playing many different genres of music, rub shoulders with top players and learn more about gear, exercises, drum licks and all manner of drum-related topics. The live shows included such acts as: Lizzard (featuring Katy Elwell on the drums), Flotsam and Jetsam (with Jason Bittner keeping time), Rick Latham Trio (featuring the leader on the drums) and Michael Landau Group (with the incredible Gary Novak). The drummers who conducted their clinics included the likes of Maciek Gołyźniak, Łukasz “Icanraz” Sarnacki, Katy Elwell, Jason Bittner, Rick Latham, Gary Novak, Kaz Rodriguez or Russell Gilbrook (Uriah Heep).
Among those great clinicians was Jason Sutter – an experienced musician, who graduated from University of North Texas, where he studied snare techniques as a member of the local drum corp. He has worked with some of the biggest names in rock music, including the grunge legend Chris Cornell, public enemy no. 1 Marilyn Manson, pop rock masters Foreigner, early punk rockers The New York Dolls as well as US pop rock greats Smash Mouth.
Interview with Jason Sutter, Part 3
We sure didn’t miss out on the opportunity to chat with the man and we asked him a few questions about his way of going about drum clinics. In the third part of the interview, Jason Sutter talks about the gear he now uses, which means you are in for a few minutes of discussing the advantages of Ludwig drums and snares, Paiste cymbals (please, take notice of the solution our guest applies to his hi hats), Remo skins, Regal Tip sticks and brushes as well as DW hardware.
Drummers and Drummerettes! Here is the third part of our interview with Jason Sutter. Exclusively for BeatIt!