Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Lots of action

Details at
Had a great time at the Celebration of the Drum event on Wednesday. A really nice lady, a student of Seattle drummer Matt Jorgensen, won the 24" Holy Grail, which was very satisfying. Steve Korn, who was performing at the event, bought the other 24. Got to hear and hang out with a lot of great drummers.


Several big things coming up, mostly cymbal-related, one performance related: doing a couple of events with the Ballard Jazz Festival, then doing another Germany tour, delivering and showing Cymbal & Gong's wonderful cymbals, ending with a trip to Istanbul to meet the company's cymbal smiths, and visit some other cymbal foundries. 

A lot cymbals will be going to Germany, so if you want to order a cymbal, now is the time to do it— stock will probably be limited for awhile after the tour. Go to to see what we have, and let me know what you like.   

If you're in Germany and want a particular cymbal, let me know, and I will bring it. Prices are lower if you pay in advance. I will be limited to what I can carry, so choices may be limited by the time we get to Munich. Another reason to order in advance! 

Wednesday, May 29 - SEATTLE
Celebration of the Drum - Ballard Jazz Festival
Company owner Tim Ennis and I will have a display of Cymbal & Gong cymbals for people to see and play. There will be a drawing for a free 24" Holy Grail ride, which you will stand a pretty good chance of winning, depending on how many drummers are present and visit the booth. Performing will be D'Vonne Lewis, Steve Korn, and Jeff Busch, emceed by Michael Shrieve. 

Starting 8:00 pm at Conor Byrne Pub - 5140 Ballard Avenue NW 

Saturday, June 1 - SEATTLE
Brittany Anjou at Egan's - Ballard Jazz Festival
I'm performing with pianist Brittany Anjou, formerly of Seattle, now of New York, and doing stuff all over the world. Part of the Ballard Jazz Walk, and there will be a lot of other great music happening around the neighborhood that evening.
10:00pm-12:30 at Egan's 1707 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107 - (206) 789-1621

Thursday, June 6 - DRESDEN
drummer meeting 
At the meetings I will be meeting drummers, delivering cymbals, letting people see, play, and buy Cymbal & Gong cymbals. 

Starting 2:30 at Hochschule f├╝r Musik Carl Maria von Weber - Wettiner Pl. 13, 01067 Dresden

Friday, June 7 - BERLIN
drummer meeting
In the afternoon at private studio, Brunnenstra├če, Mitte - contact me for details 

Tuesday-Wednesday, June 11-12 - MUNICH
drummer meeting
Time and location to be announced; get on the Cymbalistic email list for updates.

I hope to see you there!

Oh, here are the cymbals for the drawing in Seattle— giving away one, winner gets to choose. It's about a $500 value.

24" Cymbal & Gong Holy Grail rides

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