Wednesday, October 30, 2013

In memory of John Bergamo

John Bergamo (May 28, 1940 - October 19, 2013)

The drumming world lost a legend this month with the passing of John Bergamo. Admittedly, I wasn't fortunate enough to ever met or study with John, however I have been influenced by his music. John played with many famous artists in his career, but I first heard him as a member of Hands On’Semble. These guys are (were) some of the greatest hand drummers that I've heard and I've spent many hours with a Hands On'Semble CD playing the background while I've worked at my home office. The Hand's On'Semble website has an excellent memoriam to John by folks who studied and played with him. ALso, do a quick search on the web to find other great memories of John's influence.

I hope that you'll take a moment, grab your drum and play a song in memory of John. Then go grab the Hands On'Semble CD, throw it in the CD player and let John take you to another place.

From the PAS Website Memoriam for John Bergamo

Link: John Bergamo Hall of Fame Article

No comments: