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December 27, 2005

Canada Hosts International Drum Festival

Written by
cindy mcleod

International Drum Festival Announces Line Up

The 6th annual Cape Breton International Drum Festival has announced the line up for its April 29th & 30th, 2006 event.

Performing and recording artists who will appear at the event read like a who’s who of the drumming world, and feature such legends as:

Dom Famularo, voted by Modern Drummer Poll as #1 International Drum Clinician, will lead the now ‘world famous’ finale of the event.

Denny Seiwell is best known for his work with Paul McCartney’s Wings.

Paul Wertico boasts an extensive discography that includes work with Pat Metheny, Kurt Elling and Larry Coryell among the many.

Sergio Bellotti drummer, vocalist and educator, has been at the Festival for the last two years, has recorded with Tom Scott, Mike Stern, and a host of others.

Berklee Professor Skip Hadden is a world-renowned teacher and author.

Percussionist Hossam Ramzy has worked with Peter Gabriel, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

Canadian icon Paul DeLong is one of the nations most in-demand first-call session drummers.

Torontonian Dale Anne Brendon’s credits include Michael Pickett and Roger Hodgkins (Ex Supertramp).

Percussion master Lenny Castro has appeared on hundreds of recordings including Al Jarreau, David Sanborn and Quincy Jones.

Rick Faucher was drum-tech for Hal Blaine, Jim Keltner and Ringo Starr.

Styx drummer Todd Suchermanwill make an appearance at the festival.

English drummer Gary Husband has worked with John McLaughlin, Bill Cobham (as a pianist) Allan Holdsworth Group, Garry Moore (Thin Lizzy), Jack Bruce (Cream), and many others.

The legendary Bill Cobham changed the face of drumming history when he fused Jazz with Rock when recording with Miles Davis on the classic LP ‘Bitches Brew’. Cobham’s work includes The Mahavishnu Orchestra and multiple solo recordings.

Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie, billed as the “World’s Most Recorded Drummer”, has worked with hundreds of major artists including Pee Wee Ellis, Larry Coryell, Cornell Dupree, Miles Davis and Herbie Mann as well as his own multiple recordings. Purdie will give a Master Class for festival goers.

Bill Cobham and Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie, will receive the Cape Breton International Drum Festival “Legends Award” during the event.

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