The Royal College of Music Festival of Percussion takes place in London on the 6th of July. I attended last year’s event where I got to see the amazing John Riley, a clinic with Geoff Dugmore, a jazz trio, some classical percussionists, Nick Mason and a big band. It was a brilliant day out which I wrote about here and here.
This year’s festival features the super-competent Gavin Harrison who has many notes to play, I imagine. It also features performances and workshops in a multitude of styles and culminates with a big band show with four drummers including the complex Mr Harrison and the lovely Ralph Salmins who will probably start thinking I’m stalking him (I’m glad I’m not free to see him in clinic at Wembley Drum Centre next week).
The tickets are cheap and the day is packed with stuff for drummers and percussionists of all shapes and sizes, if you’re free you should go.
Check out the details on the RCM’s website, http://www.rcm.ac.uk/percfest, or download the flyer:
Royal College of Music Percussion Festival 2014 Brochure.