The best drummer you've never heard of

May 4, 2006 12:06
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The best drummer you've never heard of

Tommy Snyder 88. (photo credit: )


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American-born drummer, composer and singer Tommy Snyder has had a prolific international career for the last four decades, much of it based in Japan where he is a member of GODIEGO, one of the most popular rock groups in Japanese history. With GODIEGO he has recorded 40 albums and performed throughout Asia, including a concert for 60,000 in Nepal. That is only part of the story though - he has also released six solo albums, composed music for numerous artists and commercials, and has been involved in a host of other musical activities including a very popular cassette series for learning English in Japan. A respected clinician, he has given high-profile drum workshops throughout the world, mostly focused on electronic drums and percussion. He has had a 20-year relationship with the Roland Corporation, one of the leading innovators in electronic music technology, and this has enabled him to develop cutting-edge techniques for use with the latest musical gadgets. Now based in Paris, he is in Israel this week for a series of electronic music/percussion workshops sponsored by Roland. These workshops are free but require pre-registration as space is limited. This is a rare chance to see an internationally renowned master at work. Tuesday, May 9, 6 p.m., Jerusalem, Culturals Center, 27 Hillel St. To reserve a space call Effects: (02) 624-7590. Wednesday, May 10, 6 p.m., Haifa. For details and reservations call Kol Hamusica at (04) 862-4424. Thursday, May 11, 6 p.m. in Tel Aviv. For details and reservations call Halilit at (03) 682-2917.

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