Drum Tech workshop - Styles, techniques and evolution of the New York scene

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by Shyam Rao (proposing) on Monday, March 11, 2013

Performing Arts and Music

Session type

Technical level

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Musicians and music enthusiasts will get an in depth look at a young New York drummer's evolution and what he needs in talent and skill to survive in the modern world of drumming.


A performance workshop aimed at exemplifying the styles of drumming and the versatility that a New York drummer needs today. From Jazz, Rock, to Hip Hop and RnB, a working drummer truly needs to be fluent in these styles and also combine them across genres to come up with his own signature sound. How important is education in this regard? How does one get to acquiring these skills? These are some of the topics that will be discussed.


They should be willing to open their ears and minds to music that they may not have experienced before.

Speaker bio

Jovol "Bam Bam" Bell is one of New York's finest drummers. An alumni of Berklee College of Music, and coming from a gospel background, he has evolved into a complete musician and approaches his drumming similarly. He has also played with Stanley Clarke, Greg Howe, Joe Sample and Kim Burrell. Jovol Bell endorses Page drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, Evans Drum heads, Rim Riser, Kickport and HansenFutz.