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The Day The Music Stopped

The Day The Music Stopped

When COVID-19 hit our country I had already worked half a year on booking my 2020 schedule.  One day I am playing a gig anticipating a busy summer and the next day told to stay home.  No public performances, no gathering of people, no events of any kind.  Don’t get me...

The Drummer Gives Us Some! Saluting Cindy Blackman Santana’s New CD

The Drummer Gives Us Some! Saluting Cindy Blackman Santana’s New CD

If you wanted to find someone who fits the definition of “renaissance drummer,” Cindy Blackman Santana would be the perfect choice. She simply has done—and continues to do—it all. She’s perfectly at home in a rock format, as evidenced by her past work with Lenny...

Lasting Legacy of Drummer And Educator Sam Ulano

Lasting Legacy of Drummer And Educator Sam Ulano

For those who may not know Sam, he was a fixture on the New York City drumming scene for more than sixty years. He was also quite a character, and it’s hardly surprising that “Sam the showman” would make his exit on New Year’s Day of 2014.  We lost a genuine drumming...

A Quality Friend

A Quality Friend

My brother and I formed a two-person band when I was fifteen years old. We almost sounded like three people so at the time that was good enough for us. We cut our teeth playing local bars and youth centers for a few years before he and my parents surprised me with a...

Georgia On My Mind Goes Virtual on May 26, 2020!

Georgia On My Mind Goes Virtual on May 26, 2020!

Though Gretsch is a globally-recognized musical instruments brand, the name is also synonymous with numerous scholarships, programs, and events, thanks to the family’s longstanding commitment to enriching lives through participation in music. Though COVID-19 has put a...