In The Groove

One of the organizers of the upcoming Drum Boogie Festival, Paul Rakov, has sent out a request to all interested parties (and particularly drummers).

They are searching for about 50 drummers to help lay down a beat to kick things off at Cornell Park on September 19th in Kingston. Drum legends Jack DeJohnette, Jerry Moratta and others will be soloing over your groove! It’s an extraordinary opportunity and so much fun, too.

Interested?  Here is the rehearsal schedule:

REHEARSAL
Saturday, September 12th
10am
Woodstock Percussion Studio
Shokan (Dubois Road off Rt. 28, turn right at the Reservoir Deli with the cow on it)
Lunch will be served

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE
Saturday, September 19th
10am
Cornell Park, Kingston (off of Wurtz Street on the Rondout)
Lunch will be served

The concert is free and performers will not be paid. This is truly for the spirit of drumming, to bring some business to the Rondout and establish a festival that hopefully will blossom into something bigger in the year to come.

You can contact Paul Rakov if you have any questions by calling: 845/430-6182

4 thoughts on “In The Groove

  1. I am thrilled that this going to happen. My son drums professionally but lives in Seattle. I am sure he would have loved to have been a participant. I plan on being there later in the afternoon. This has the potential of being a great annual event.

  2. To all:

    Bring hand drums that you can move around with, shakers and cowbells. But if you don’t have any of those, just bring you! We’ll have some extra drums.

    Reminder:
    Rehearsal is THIS Saturday at 10am at Woodstock Percussion in Shokan.

    Paul

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