I’ve been working on this project for over a month now and I am excited to finally share this with you all.
This past Spring I was inspired by Kendrick Scott’s YouTube compilation video featuring 38 jazz drummers, all interpreting Thelonious Monk’s “Evidence”, and by Joe Farnsworth’s ongoing series, celebrating many jazz drumming legends.
A month ago I invited Canadian jazz drummers from across the country (and many ex-pats currently living abroad) to contribute 60 second video excerpts of them playing the drums.
“Do your thing!” I asked…
Starting today, and every Wednesday for the next month or so, I will be sharing these videos of Canada’s jazz drummers.
What you’ll see in the video below is a collection of the musicians who graciously replied to my invitation.
So in the spirit of our nation’s birthday, I offer this rhythmic celebration featuring Canadian jazz drummers from coast-to-coast (and then some…)
This week’s episode features the creative and percussive talents of Ian Froman, Michel Lambert, Mark Kelso, Joel Haynes, Jackson Haynes, Efa Etoroma Jr., Valérie Lacombe, Jamie Cooper, Nick Fraser, Terry Clarke, Alan Dowling and a special “Oh Canada” sing-a-long courtesy of Barry Elmes.
*Make sure to listen to the very end to hear Dan McCarthy’s beautiful solo vibraphone rendition of our national anthem and a special message from Jim Blackley*
Thank you to everyone who took the time to make this happen.
Thank you for taking the time to watch this and please tune in for next week's episode.
Keep swingin’ and please enjoy OH DRUM CANADA!