Austin Wrinkle Nominated for “World Percussionist Of The Year” In Drum! Magazine’s 2014 Drummies Awards

I am truly humbled and excited to be nominated for “World Percussionist Of The Year” in Drum! Magazine’s 2014 Drummies Artist Awards.  To see my name in the company of such accomplished and talented musicians is a great honor indeed!  I am much obliged to all that made it happen!

Here’s a link where you can vote for me and your favorite drummers and percussionists in various categories.  Polls are open until April 30th.  Thank you for your support!

http://www.drummagazine.com/drummies/vote

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World Percussion Ensemble at Pulse Drumming, Ventura CA

Four sessions 1 hour sessions on Thursday evenings starting February 6th

WORLD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE!
Prerequisite: Completion of Intro to Hand Drumming class and/or Instructors Permission. An ensemble which explores a cross-cultural approach to drumming by playing original pieces influenced by rhythms from Africa, India, and the Middle East.

Contact Pulse Drumming to reserve your space! (805) 648-3786 www.pulsedrumming.com

PLACE:  Pulse Drumming, 2434 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003
DATE: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014
TIME:  7:15-8:15pm
Age 12 years +

Intro To Hand Drumming at Pulse Drumming, Ventura CA

Four sessions 1 hour sessions on Thursday evenings starting February 6th.

INTRO TO HAND DRUMMING!
An introduction to the fundamentals of rhythm and hand drumming technique.  Learn exercises to develop a stronger sense of rhythm, as well as a sampling of rhythms from Africa, India, and the Middle East.

Contact Pulse Drumming to reserve your space! (805) 648-3786 www.pulsedrumming.com

PLACE:  Pulse Drumming, LLC 2434 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003
DATE: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014
TIME:  6 – 7pm
Age 12 years +

John BergamoIn Memoriam:  John Bergamo 1940-2013
My dear friend, teacher, and life mentor.
Thank you for all you gave us.  We will miss you Guruji.

John’s influence on my life is profound. An incredibly innovative musician and composer, he taught me not just about music, but more so about life and the way to be. He had such a beautiful charisma about him that touched everyone he met. He was an incredibly kind and giving person. He had a great sense of humor, and we shared so many laughs together. I feel so very lucky to have known John.
I met John at my audition for Cal Arts in the summer of ’91. I was as green as they come and incredibly nervous, but John’s warmth immediately put me at ease. The audition turned into more of a lesson when he asked me to play some basic rudiments on the snare drum… When I played paradiddles he asked if I could play the paradiddle in triplet speed. The concept had never even occurred to me. I couldn’t come close to doing it. John explained and demonstrated. That was the first of many lights that John turned on in my musical development. I left the audition thinking that there was no way I’m getting into Cal Arts. To my surprise, a couple weeks later I got the call that I’d been accepted. I couldn’t believe it. I thought I had played terrible, but John saw the potential in me. Thank you John. That was the beginning of a long relationship with John as a friend, teacher, bandmate, and a true life mentor. Thank you John for everything and for being you. We will miss you deeply.
Shradhanjali.
-Austin Wrinkle

Solkattu Workshop at Pulse Drumming

Solkattu is a South Indian method of rhythmic training which involves vocally reciting rhythmic syllables within a cycle. The cycle, called Talam, is expressed by a series of hand gestures (claps, waves and finger counts). The practice of Solkattu can be a valuable asset to anyone seeking a greater understanding of rhythm and musical time. You don’t even need a drum!

Contact Pulse Drumming to reserve your space! (805) 648-3786 www.pulsedrumming.com

PLACE: Pulse Drumming,  2434 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003
DATE: Thursday, November 7, 2013
TIME: 6-7pm
Age 12 years +
$20 if paid by 10/31/2013, $25 thereafter

Intro To Hand Drumming at Pulse Drumming, Ventura CA

Four sessions 1 hour sessions on Thursday evenings starting October 3rd.

INTRO TO HAND DRUMMING!
An introduction to the fundamentals of rhythm and hand drumming technique.  Learn exercises to develop a stronger sense of rhythm, as well as a sampling of rhythms from Africa, India, and the Middle East.

Contact Pulse Drumming to reserve your space! (805) 648-3786 www.pulsedrumming.com

PLACE:  Pulse Drumming, LLC 2434 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003
DATE: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013
TIME:  6 – 7pm
Age 12 years +

World Percussion Ensemble at Pulse Drumming, Ventura CA

Four sessions 1 hour sessions on Thursday evenings starting October 3rd.

WORLD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE!
Prerequisite: Completion of Intro to Hand Drumming class and/or Instructors Permission. An ensemble which explores a cross-cultural approach to drumming by playing original pieces influenced by rhythms from Africa, India, and the Middle East.

Contact Pulse Drumming to reserve your space! (805) 648-3786 www.pulsedrumming.com

PLACE:  Pulse Drumming, 2434 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003
DATE: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013
TIME:  7:15-8:15pm
Age 12 years +