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CROATIADRUMCAMP
When:
08/07/2010 at 10:00 am
Where:
GROZNJAN, ISTRIA, CROATIA
Umberta Gorjana 2
Groznjan,
Croatia


4th Annual East Meets West
CROATIA DRUMCAMP 2010.
International Percussion Summer Courses
7.-14. August 2010.
Host:
World Meeting Centre of the Jeunesses Musicales Croatia in Grožnjan

Guest-artists/instructors:
Mike Mangini (USA)
(Steve Vai, Extreme)
Professor of Drumset at Berklee College of Music
Owner of FIVE World Records as The World's Fastest Drummer!

Kim Plainfield (USA)
(The Pointer Sisters, Tania Maria)
Head of Faculty at Drummers Collective New York
Associate Professor of Drumset at Berklee College of Music

Matt Thompson (USA)
(King Diamond)
A Top-Jazz Drummer In Metal
Best Kept Secret On The Drumming Scene Of Today!

Petar Ćurić (Croatia/UK)
(Sharon Isbin, Mark Nightingale)
Artistic Director & Coordinator / Instructor
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BOMBASTIC OFFER!!!
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3-WEEK INTENSIVE STUDY @ THE DRUMMERS COLLECTIVE NYC
Enter 2nd Annual CROATIA DRUM COMPETITION and compete for
TWO SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY OUR TOP INTERNATIONAL ADJUDICATORS
AND SOME OF THE VERY BEST DRUMMERS IN THE WORLD!

4th Annual EAST MEETS WEST- GROŽNJAN 2010.

Quick info: Past seminars have introduced some of the very best drummers and percussionists in the world: Bill Bruford, Horacio Hernandez, JoJo Mayer, John Riley, Gary Chaffee, Marco Minnemann, Kim Plainfield, Pete Lockett, Nippy Noya, Boris Dinev, Pete Riley.
Where: Grožnjan, Istria, Hrvatska
Venue: World Meeting Centre of the JMC in Grožnjan
Organizer: Jeunesses Musicales Croatia (HGM)
When: 7.-14. August 2010.
What: A leading music summer camp for drummers and percussionists in the Continental Europe, “East Meets West” presents a week full of intensive seminars, workshops, masterclasses, drum clinics, concerts, round-tables and hang-outs, with special VIP guests from all corners of the globe, and top officials from the international music industry scene.
Working languages: English and Croatian.
Student-participants: Drummers and percussionists of all technical and age levels are welcome to apply for a place! Also, we welcome all drum fans and percussion enthusiasts who feel attracted to the event but may have never learned to play the instrument (subject to passive registration). The number of available places is strictly limited.
Application: Registration is done on the “first come-first served” basis till all places have been filled. Please contact us at: groznjan@gmail.com
Web-pages: www.myspace.com/groznjanpercussion
www.hgm.hr
Contact: Petar Curic, director and coordinator
cell. ++385 (0) 91 532 9405 E-mail: groznjan@gmail.com

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ARTISTS’ BIOGRAPHIES:
Mike Mangini (USA)
(Berklee Professor; Steve Vai, Extreme, Annhilator)
Currently a full-time Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mike has begun taking drum lessons at age 5 and was known to practice long hours, often as many as eight to ten hours per day. After graduating from high school, Mike briefly quit music to pursue a degree in Computer Science at Bentley College, and, following his graduation, ended up programming software for Patriot Missiles at the U.S. Army! However, in 1987 he decided to go back to his first passion - music, and has since enjoyed a tremendous success playing some of the world’s greatest stages, stadiums and arenas. He first became a member of the american thrash metal band Annihilator, continued his career with Extreme, and on to a four-year stint as member of the Steve Vai touring band. Mike is a proud owner of 5 World records as the World's Fastest Drummer, and students recently voted him the most popular Drum Professor at Berklee! More info at: www.mikemangini.com =====================================================
Kim Plainfield (USA)
(Drummers Collective Head of Faculty; Tania Maria, The Pointer Sisters)
Kim secured the drum chair with the Pointer Sisters very early into his professional career. Some years later, he started playing with Bill Connors, the world-renowned guitarist from Chick Corea’s original Electric Band, and Didier Lockwood, the unparalleled French jazz violinist. Kim began to receive international recognition during his seven-year engagement with Tania Maria. During that period, he toured extensively in the US, Europe, Central America, South America, The Caribbean and the Far East. Additional performance and recording credits include Jon Lucien, John Pattitucci, Edgar Winter, Mose Allison and many more. Kim recently completed his debut CD, a joint project with Lincoln Goines, and is now a signed recording artist with EFA Records in Europe and Shiosai Records in Japan. As an educator, Kim is Co-Chairman of the Faculty at the Drummers Collective in New York City where he has taught since 1979. He was an associate professor at S.U.N.Y. Purchase Music Conservatory from 1993 to 2004 and in the fall of 2002 Kim accepted an Associate Professor position at Berklee School of Music. His instructional book “Advanced Concepts” is known as the bible of modern progressive drumming.
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Matt Thompson (USA)
(King Diamond)
Current drummer with the global metal sensation King Diamond, a rare European metal band nominated for a Grammy! – was formally educated in jazz studies under Ed Soph, at the University of North Texas in Denton. Having successfully passed the entire UNT Jazz drill – from the 7,6,5,4,3,2 o’clock Lab bands, UNT African, Indian and Afro-cuban ensembles, to the local Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex music scene, Rodney Booth Big band, Deep Ellum and The Shaolin Death Squad – one could say Matt’s rite of passage was accomplished through and through! He joined King Diamond in 2002 and has recorded drums on King’s last four albums: „Abigail Part II The Revenge”, “The Puppet Master”, “Deadly Lullabyes” and “Give Me Your Soul… Please” (he replaced the band’s long-time drummer Mikkey Dee, who left the band to join Motorhead).
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Petar Ćurić (Croatia/UK)
(Sharon Isbin, Michael Davis / Director & Coordinator)
Director and Coordinator of the “East Meets West – Groznjan Intl Percussion Summer Courses in Croatia”, Petar has dedicated his entire life to culture and art – be it through his musical activities, unique skills in cultural management and organisation, or as an activist and lobbyist for the development of cultural projects, ideas and initiatives. Having spent ten years living and studying abroad (USA and UK), Petar gained valuable knowledge and insight to help him reshape the future of the Southeastern European cultural life. He earned his Masters degree in Music performance at the University of Surrey in England, and also studied in Los Angeles (CalArts), Dallas (North Texas) and the Michigan State University, earning a Bachelor of Music with Honours 1st-class in Classical Percussion at the University of Huddersfield, England, in 2002. More recently, Petar has been on faculty at The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in London, England, and has won a Vic Firth Award for excellence as music educator. Petar divides his life between London (UK), Ljubljana (SLO) and Pula (CRO).
More info at: www.acm.ac.uk/DrumTutors
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… and the accompanying session-musicians:
Paul Francis (London,England)
Electric bass guitar
Performed / Recorded with: Paul Weller, London Beat,
James Taylor Quartet, Bananarama.
Professor of Bass at The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) London.
Joe Kaplowitz (New York,USA)
piano, keyboards
(Performed / Recorded with: Eddie Daniels, James Moody, Wycliff Gordon,
Koko Taylor, Lucky Peterson)

4th East Meets West CROATIA DRUMCAMP 2010 would not have been possible without the following companies’ generous help and support:

JEUNESSES MUSICALES CROATIA
www.hgm.hr
MEGAMUZIKA / ART CENTAR d.o.o.
www.artcentar.hr
DRUMMERS COLLECTIVE NEW YORK
www.drummerscollective.com
PEARL DRUMS
www.pearldrum.com
ZILDJIAN CYMBALS
www.zildjian.com
PAISTE CYMBALS
www.paiste.com
REMO HEADS
www.remo.com
VIC FIRTH STICKS
www.vicfirth.com
MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE
www.moderndrummer.com
CROATIAN MUSICIANS’ UNION
www.hgu.hr
FRANC ARMAN VINA / WINES FRANC ARMAN
www.istra360.com

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