I have had a great time at the Dresden drum and bass festival and would like to thank Matthias Barthel and his wonderful crew, made up of mostly of volunteers to make this non-profit event happen. I would also like to thank Warwick for making it possible for me to be there.
My clinic went well I think, there were many great questions about the projects I am involved in, how to solve musical problems and other insights. It was also a great opportunity for me and others to meet and learn from some great musicians, offering great advice and insight in different aspects and styles of music.
It was a interesting to learn from the experiences of great drummers like Poogie Bell, Mark Guiliana and fantastic bass players like Jeff Berlin, Yossi Fine and Chris Morrisey. I also enjoyed the performances of Anika Nilles, Trilok Gurtu and the Jazz pistols. I just wish I knew how to speak German as I did not understand anything that was said, but from the crowd reaction it was entertaining and funny.
I hope to come back one day to this festival and share new experiences and learn some more valuable lessons and make new friends.
Coming up next in October there are tour dates with Myles Sanko in the UK, France and Spain as well as a concert with Maurice Cannon formerly of the Drifters. Also a new teaching year begins at Anglia Ruskin University to look forward to next week.