Tommy Igoe is clearly one of the drumming world’s major forces, a virtuosic musician and educator whose influential method books have inspired thousands of aspiring percussionists. His masterful Groove Conspiracy band takes on the music of Steely Dan for this week’s performance, joined by Steely Dan guitarist Drew Zingg.
Two of this weeks bands, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and John Beasley’s MONK’estra, directly reference the illustrious history of large group jazz through experience and inspiration.
|John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Jeff Clayton|
Pianist, composer and arranger John Beasley began as a true prodigy, penning an arrangement for the
|John Beasley - photo by Richard Schoenberg|