Last year, Enter Music Publishing, in conjunction with the San Jose Jazz Festival, sponsored Rhythm Night, a benefit for the deceased drummer, Richie Hayward. The night was a tremendous success with more than 500 drummers and fans attending.
This year, Enter Music Publishing is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Benefit, DRUM! Night, which promises to be a very exciting drum festival with a diverse lineup of drummers and percussionists. On Friday, Friday, August 12, drummers will descend on the San Jose Repertory Theatre in the heart of Silicon Valley to witness an evening of amazing drum clinics and performances by Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons, Jeff Beck), Thomas Lang (Spice Girls, Tina Turner, Stork), and Santana's fiery percussion section: Karl Perazo & Raul Rekow, with special guest Armando Peraza.
DRUM! Night, like Rhythm Night, is a benefit but this year, all revenue generated will be donated to the Performing Arts Music Program at Lincoln High, a San Jose magnet school. With over 40 course offerings in dance, music and theater arts, more than 900 Lincoln High students of all ability levels study and learn to attain the highest levels of achievement.
We're really enthused to be sponsoring this event to assist music education in schools," said Phil Hood, publisher and co-founder of Enter Music Publishing. San Jose schools have a great reputation when it comes to the performing arts and we're dedicated to supporting the arts through events like DRUM! Night."
Doors will open at 5:00, an hour-and-a-half before show time, allowing attendees to have their stick grips analyzed and tuned-up by local drum teachers, witness music demos, test new drum gear, and get in on a special autograph session featuring Brian Brain" Mantia (Guns 'N Roses, Primus), Jimmy DeGrasso (Megadeth, Alice Cooper), and other notable Northern California drumming dignitaries.
Tickets are on sale at the event website. Additionally, Enter Music Publishing is conducting a raffle for a chance to win a full custom drum kit featuring Craviotto drums and Sabian cymbals. A host of secondary prizes will be available soon. Call 408-971-9794 ext 210 for raffle details. Winners will be drawn and announced during the show, though you need not be present to win. All proceeds go to charity.
Like last year's Rhythm Night, DRUM! Night will help kick off the 22nd Annual AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival, one of the largest open-air jazz festivals in the world. SJJF closes off the entire downtown area, erects multiple outdoor stages, and draws up to 100,000 music lovers who converge from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening to enjoy jazz, blues, salsa, Latin, R&B, electronica, and many other forms of contemporary music.
General admission tickets for DRUM! Magazine Rhythm Night are $20 apiece (each additional ticket is $15). Ticket ten-packs are available for $125. Premium tickets are available for $25, guarantee seating in the first two rows, and an intimate meet and greet with the featured performers. Cosponsors for DRUM! Magazine Rhythm Night include Roland, DW, Sabian, Remo, LP, and Vic Firth.
About Enter Music Publishing
Founded in San Jose, CA in 1992, Enter Music Publishing, Inc. is a leading publisher of hip, drum/percussion magazines, with distribution in 40 countries. DRUM! is the flagship publication of Enter Music Publishing, Inc. and continues to set the industry standard for editorial quality and innovation. Enter Music Publishing, Inc. also publishes great content on its website, drummagazine.com. Over the company's history, Enter Music Publishing has pressed other well-respected publications, such as How To Play Drums, and TRAPS magazine. The company's mission is to be the best source of drumming news and info on this planet and others as they become populated. The company's founders, Phil Hood and Andy Doerschuk, are well-respected drum industry veterans with more than 50 years of experience in the field.