SPECIAL SCREENING OF DARE TO DRUM ADDED TO NDJ EVENT MAY 18
Tom Hurst Presents LOUD JAMZ: THE NASHVILLE DRUMMERS JAM 6: STEWART COPELAND TRIBUTE is pleased to announce an addition to the evening’s scheduled lineup.
Director and drummer, John Bryant, will be on hand for the screening of his documentary film, DARE TO DRUM, featuring an original composition by STEWART COPELAND, the internationally recognized world percussion group, D’DRUM, famed conductor, JAAP VAN ZWEDEN, and the DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
In 2008, coming off his rock tour with The Police, world renowned drummer and composer, Stewart Copeland, came to Dallas to begin work on an original composition of Gamelan music. Commissioned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the unprecedented musical journey from traditional Indonesian music to concerto for world percussion and orchestra began. It would take two and a half years to write and produce 35 minutes of music, consisting of three movements. Working with master craftsman in Bali, unique instruments were hand made to serve the purposes of their synchronistic endeavor, uniting eastern and western music. Serving the ideals of the music, the composer, and the conductor, led to countless hours of practice preparing for a single performance. This film is a travelogue of world percussion, with traditions east and west, finding their commonalities through musical synergy in an orchestral setting worthy of the achievement.
The Nashville Drummers Jam proudly welcomes John Bryant, Assistant Professor of Drumset studies and Music Production at Southern Methodist University, to an evening dedicated to Stewart Copeland, excellence in drumming, and the ideal that music can change the world. Having just recently been screened at the Dallas International Film Festival, it is an honor for NDJ to host this event. Doors will now open at 6pm, with the film set to run from 7-8:30pm. The scheduled lineup of performances by some of Nashville’s finest drummers and musicians will begin at 9pm. All proceeds from the event will benefit the NDJ fund. We hope to see you there!
To purchase tickets in advance, please visit the Exit/In’s website:
WATCH THE TRAILER FOR DARE TO DRUM!
AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN BRYANT AND STEWART COPELAND
This article chronicles the history and charitable efforts of The Nashville Drummers Jam:
Check out the newly launched website for The Nashville Drummers Jam: http://www.nashvilledrummersjam.com/#Copeland
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