Author: Mattingly, Rick
Date published: May 1, 2012
Journal code: MDDR
The third annual conference of the Jazz Education Network, held in Louisville, Kentucky, this past January 4 through 7, featured a number of prominent drummers in its wealth of clinics and performances. Appropriately enough, the opening concert began with a percussive blast from the Louisville Leopard Percussionists, an ensemble made up of kids in grades two through six who play like pros. As the conference progressed, attendees were treated to clinics and performances by Danny Gottlieb, Derico Watson, Ndugu Chancler, Sherrie Maride, Steve Fidyk, Bobby Sanabria, Steve Houghton, and Bob Breithaupt, among many others.
Text and photos by Rick Mattingly