Tommy Campbell Workshop
For those who have never experienced Tommy Campbell live, it is a treat not to miss! His work is mind-boggling, for those with the ear to hear for the subtlety of his work in the pocket. Although Tommy has the technique to hang with the most flashy drummers on the planet, he chooses taste over waste, using his talent to embellish and dimensionalize the music with tone and nuance, rather than overpowering it with shine.
After completing the Academy of Music, he became a member of Dizzy Gillespie’s orchestra and played with legendary drummers like Buddy Rich, Billy Cobham, Max Roach, Art Blakey and Tony Williams. He has performed and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, John McLaughlin, The Manhattan Transfer Orchestra, Kevin Eubanks, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Jordan, Tania Maria and Gary Burton.
“Campbell’s dedication to growing the legacy of Jazz is not limited to the stage. He has created Stirling Studios, to produce music that can dip deep in the roots of jazz and flip the switch for the upcoming young listeners and performers, and to train carefully selected handful of young, talented protégées to learn the essence of drumming and music from this contemporary master.”
Partially funded by the award: “Funding provided by the United States Government”