Drummer’s Pathway: Episode 45 – Aaron Spink (Strategies For Education & Redefining Perfection)
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3d ago
This episode features Michael Scott‘s conversation with drummer Aaron Spink. Known for his versatility, Aaron is a freelance musician and educator based out of Ajax, Ontario. After studying Jazz Performance at Humber College, Aaron embarked on a career that has seen him work with numerous artists in many genres in both live and studio environments. Aaron is also highly regarded as an educator and clinician and is currently on faculty at the Yamaha School Of Music.  In their conversation, they talk about his experiences and lessons learned through his post-secondary education. They also d ..read more
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Drummer’s Pathway: Episode 44 – Allison Miller (Exploring Creativity & Believing In Yourself)
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3d ago
This episode features Michael Scott‘s conversation with drummer Allison Miller. Based out of New York,  Allison is an award winning musician, composer and educator who is highly regarded for her jazz improvisational skills showcasing her versatility and dynamic approach to the drum set.  Allison was named as a Rising Star Drummer in Downbeat magazine’s 67th Annual Critics Poll and Best Jazz Drummer in Jazz Times’s 2019 Critics Poll. She is also the first recipient of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Commissioning Grant. The product of this commission is he ..read more
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The Pursuit of Happiness (TPOH), The Watchmen, and 54-40 – OLG Stage, Niagara Falls
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3w ago
May 23, 2024: The Pursuit of Happiness (TPOH), The Watchmen, and 54-40, icons of the Canadian alternative music scene and college rock favourites, put on a fantastic show at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls. A night full of classic hits. Photography by: Stuart Hendrie ..read more
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Drummer’s Pathway: Episode 43 – Rob “Beatdown” Brown (Establishing A Successful YouTube Channel)
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1M ago
This episode features Michael Scott‘s conversation with drummer Rob “ Beatdown “ Brown. Based out of Toronto, Rob is a self taught musician who discovered his passion for drumming as a teenager and developed his skills by analyzing and playing along with the music that inspired him.  After leaving a full-time retail job to pursue a career in music back in 2012, Rob quickly circulated through the local scene performing and recording with a wide variety of artists in the R&B, jazz, contemporary Christian, and pop country scenes.  In 2017, Rob transitioned to full-time YouTube conte ..read more
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Drummer’s Pathway: Episode 42 – Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts – Embracing Opportunities & Defining Success)
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1M ago
This episode features Michael Scott‘s conversation with renowned drummer & educator Jim Riley. Originally growing up in Boston, Jim went on to study at the University of North Texas where he received his degree in Music Education. In 1997, he moved to Nashville and established himself as one of the most respected and versatile drummers there. For 20 years, Jim was the drummer and bandleader for the multi-platinum group, Rascal Flatts and has worked with many established artists throughout his career. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Drumset Studies at Belmont University.  ..read more
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Queensrÿche – The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto
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2M ago
April 19, 2024: Queensrÿche currently on The Origins Tour playing the EP and The Warning albums in their entirety. An amazing show played to a packed house. Learn more about Queensrÿche here: www.queensrycheofficial.com Armored Saint played a rocking opening set. Photography by: Stuart Hendrie ..read more
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Armored Saint – Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto
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2M ago
April 19, 2024: Armored Saint opening for Queensrÿche at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto. Full on rock assault played to a full house. Learn more about Armored Saint here: www.armoredsaint.com Photography by: Stuart Hendrie ..read more
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Drummer’s Pathway: Episode 41 – Davide DiRenzo (Maintaining A Growth Mindset & Conquering Self Doubt)
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2M ago
This episode features Michael Scott‘s conversation with drummer Davide DiRenzo. Based out of Toronto, Davide is highly regarded as one of Canada’s most versatile and in-demand drummers. He has performed and recorded around the world with a wide range of artists including Cassandra Wilson, jackSoul, Tom Cochrane, Tomi Swick, Holly Cole, David Wilcox, Molly Johnson and many more. In addition to his extensive studio experience working with some of the world’s top artists, Davide also works out of his home studio, where he records and sends drum tracks to artists and producers all over the globe ..read more
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The Struts – London, Ontario
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2M ago
April 10, 2024: The Struts put on a stellar show opening for Queens of the Stone Age at the Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. Learn more about The Struts here: www.thestruts.com Photography by: Stuart Hendrie The post The Struts – London, Ontario first appeared on Big Jam Magazine ..read more
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The Glorious Sons – Eclipse Day, Niagara Falls
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2M ago
April 8, 2024: The Glorious Sons wrapping up an incredible “Eclipse Day” celebration at Niagara Falls! Learn more about The Glorious Sons here: www.theglorioussons.com JJ Wilde also putting on a rocking just before The Glorious Sons took to the stage. Photography by: Stuart Hendrie ..read more
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