Paul Marangoni wrote:Those "Jazz" festivals you mentioned are probably about 5% jazz. I wonder why people even feel the need to mention jazz in festivals anymore. I think it's a given that jazz is officially a four letter word, and not something anyone under the age of 40 cares about (unless they've been studying it in school).
My issue with drum festivals is that they promote the idea of drumming as a circus act. Other events that feature drums, like the PAS convention, have more of an educational focus.
I do not like your post at all or the one before it. I love playing and learning about drums. In music, we(as drummers) are a trade, we are not artists, we are to play for the music... which is a trade. But I love the art of drums, the rhythmic possibilities of expression are so interesting to me. You want festivals where drummers just play what they played on the song????? .... how incredibly boring and uninteresting, you can see that on the video or concert.