We took the boys to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts a few Saturday's ago to see the premier of a documentary called "A Drummer's Dream." The trailer explains it better than I can:
The film just won the prestigious FIPA (Film International) award for best Performing Arts film. So several of the drummer's and the director were present at the screening for Q&A, and meet and greet. Some of these guys I've been listening to since I was in my teens, and it was awesome to expose Rich and Brennan to them, as well as see a really fun film about the discipline of learning to play an instrument. It was an interesting mix of people as well because the drummers featured in the film come from every genre imaginable - jazz, heavy metal, pop, hip-hop, bee-bop, big band, etc. Some of these guys played with Dizzie Gilespie, Sting, and Louis Armstrong. Best of the best.
|Boston Museum of Fine Arts.|
|Kenwood Denard doing a demonstration - playing drums|
and piano at the same time.
|Director John Walker mediates a Q&A with some drummers|
from the film.
|Mike Mangini, Nasyr Abdul Al-Kabar, Kenwood Denard|
|Kenwood, Dad, Brennan, Rich, Dr. Mangini|