Learn the history of jazz drumming and cymbals from leading educator Bob Breithaupt

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – October 3, 2014 – PAS and Rhythm! Discovery Center present Rhythm! LIVE featuring clinician, educator, artist, and past PAS President Bob Briethaupt.

Bob's session entitled Cymbalism: A History of Jazz Drumming and Cymbals will be presented in conjunction with the currently running exhibit DRUMset: Driving the Beat of American Music at Rhythm! Discovery Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The session will explore the history of drumming through jazz greats, and the importance of cymbals in creating textures and colors and keeping the beat.

This live stream event is FREE and will take place Saturday, October 11th from 12:00pm-1:30pm EDT at Rhythm! Discovery Center. Local and Central Indiana fans are welcome to witness the live stream event in person at the Center.

If you are not able to attend in person, you may watch the Rhythm! LIVE live stream on Saturday, October 11

Bob Breithaupt is a veteran of over 40 years in music as a performer, educator, arts administrator, author, musical contractor, and entrepreneur. He is Professor of Music at Capital University, Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society, and Vice-President of the Jazz Education Network. He has appeared with a virtual 'who's who' of great jazz talents and scores of other noted artists. Breithaupt has performed with dozens of professional orchestras and ensembles throughout the United States and abroad, and is the drummer for the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Breithaupt is recognized internationally as one of today's leaders in percussion education, and has conducted workshops and clinics throughout the world on the subject. He is considered one of the foremost authorities on the history and development of the drum set.

Breithaupt has also shared his talents in the non-profit/entrepreneurial side of the music industry. He was the Executive Director of the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus from 2001 until 2012, the nation's oldest not-for-profit jazz organization. Breithaupt was also a co-founder of Columbus Pro Percussion, Inc., recognized today as one of the nation's top comprehensive retail percussion outlets. He is the Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society, the world's largest percussion membership organization. Breithaupt is currently a member of the board and executive committee of Experience Columbus, where he represents the viewpoint of the arts community in dialogue surrounding the role of arts and culture in economic development and civic value. He has been a musical contractor for over 20 years, is the President of RBMusic, Inc., and is active as a non-profit consultant.

Bob Breithaupt is an artist/endorser for Sabian, Ltd., Yamaha Corporation, Remo, Inc., and Innovative Percussion, where he has designed his own signature drumstick.
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