The Mint Jam- DRUM NIGHT: Trio of Jazz Drummers Tribute to Art Blakey
Monday, November 19
Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pmThe Mint
This event is 21 and over
One-of-a-kind jazz night: A trio of Jazz drummers tribute Art Blakey in the style of his infamous albums, Gretsch Drum Night at Birdland (1960) and Drums Around The Corner (1958).
“Experience a conversation with drums from Los Angeles’ Premier jazz drummers, Kevin Kanner, Dan Schnelle, and Charles Ruggerio. In the style of Art Blakey’s Gretsch Drums at Birdland album, this trio of 'skinsmen' will play, three at a time, alongside The Mint's very own house jazz band. Fans of drumming and fans of jazz will revel at this one of a kind special event, only at The Mint."
From there, Kevin has spent his career touring and performing with some of the biggest names in Jazz since his late teens. These Artists include John Pizzarelli, Maureen McGovern, The Gilbert Castellanos Quintet, The Bill Holman Band, The Gerald Clayton Trio, The Clayton Brothers, Benny Golson, Sheila Jordan, Jane Monheit, Lee Konitz, Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Goldings, Charles McPhearson, Benny Green, Bob Hurst, Peter Washington, Terell Stafford, Russell Malone, Stefon Harris, Johnny Mandel, Larry Koonse, The Eric Reed Trio, Mary Stallings, Bill Henderson, Anat Cohen, Dominic Faranacci, Carolyn Leonhart, Larry Goldings, Anthony Wilson Nonet and Trio, Laurence Hobgood, Bob Hurst, Joe Magnarelli, Helen Sung, Monty Alexander, Houston Person, Wycliffe Gordon, Patrick Cornelius, Randy Napoleon, Walter Smith III, James Morrison and many more.
Kevin was an integral part of Lionel Hampton Jazz festival as an 7year long member of its "All Star Rhythm Section", which Includes Bassist Ben Williams, Pianist Josh Nelson and Guitarist Graham Dechter. Kevin was also on faculty at Port Townsend jazz festival @ Centrum.
As a teenager Charles got serious about drumming, playing anywhere he could. He knew he was onto something when other high schools, local colleges, professional theatre groups and popular local bands throughout western N.Y. started to hire him. After he won a seat in the New York State All State Jazz Ensemble, every music college in the U.S. came calling. When Manhattan School of Music offered a full scholarship and a chance to study with famed jazz educator Justin DiCioccio, he jumped at the chance. His time at MSM proved invaluable. New York City in the early 90's was alive with jazz, and he was helping shape the scene along with current jazz luminaries Joshua Redman, Peter Bernstein, Jane Monheit, Ryan Kisor, Stefon Harris, Brad Mehldau, Myron Walden, Chris Potter, and Dwayne Burno, to name a few.
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