SONO-CAMP-POSTER-2014-BLUE_copyGrammy™ award-winning drumming superstar, author and instructional DVD creator Stanton Moore (Galactic) has announced his second annual “Spirit of New Orleans” Drum Camp, December 5th – 7th at the historic Old U.S. Mint in the heart of New Orleans’ legendary French Quarter. Produced by MUSO Entertainment, this exclusive 3-day music camp celebrates the legacy and rich musical tradition that is uniquely New Orleans’. From Mardi Gras Indian -- to the evolution of jazz and funk -- students will enjoy three days of hands-on drumming, live performances, a private tour of the Old U.S. Mint’s “New Orleans Jazz” exhibit and much more. Sign up by October 23rd to receive a special Early Bird special tuition discount. Sign up now at
SONO/NOLA 2014 will also feature a master class and private lessons from legendary New Orleans drummer/percussionist/bandleader Shannon Powell. Known as the “King of Treme,” Powell has worked with such world-renowned artists as: Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall, Dr. John, The Blind Boys of Alabama, John Scofield and Danny Barker & His Original Jazz Hounds among others. In addition, acclaimed New Orleans drummer/educator Johnny Vidacovich (Astral Project/Bobby McFerrin) will offer private lessons.
All SONO camp packages include discounted admission to evening performances including: Anders Osborne with special guestStanton Moore at Tipitinas’s on Friday, December 5th; The Stanton Moore Piano Trio, Saturday, December 6th at Café Istanbuland a Sunday, December 7th SONO/NOLA 2014 Finale Concert at The Old U.S. Mint with special guests TBA. Students will also be able to play and participate in a Second Line procession on the grounds of the Old U.S. Mint.
The exclusive “Spirit of New Orleans” Drum Camp will offer a limited number of students the chance to play with and learn from Stanton Moore in an ultra-intensive classroom setting. Each student will play on an individual practice drum kit allowing for an incredibly intense, educational experience that guarantees results.
Located at 400 Esplanade Ave, The Old U.S. Mint is the only building in America to have served both as a United States and a Confederate Mint. Guests of Stanton Moore’s “Spirit of New Orleans” (SONO) Drum Camp will be given an exclusive tour of this historic building’s “New Orleans Jazz” exhibit featuring sheet music and instruments including Louis Armstrong’s first coronet and items from New Orleans’ jazz drumming legend Baby Dodds among other music memorabilia chronicling the history of Jazz from its humble beginnings on the streets of New Orleans. The new photography gallery portrays a new generation of New Orleans performers.
A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Stanton Moore is a highly respected drummer and authority on New Orleans’ musical history who has toured the world as a performer and educator, garnering accolades for his superb drumming skills, clinics and for his wildly popular “Groove Alchemy” book and DVD. In addition, Moore has released a number of educational products celebrating New Orleans drumming styles including the book Take it to the Street, as well as his DVD series “A Modern Approach to New Orleans Drumming” and “A Traditional Approach to New Orleans Drumming,” as well as the comprehensive beginner-to-advance book and DVD project, “A Fresh Approach to the Drum Set.” Moore is also the co-owner of Crescent Cymbals and regularly performs with Galactic as well as The Stanton Moore Trio and Dragon Smoke (featuring Ivan Neville), Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), thePreservation Hall Jazz BandAnders Osborne and many others.
Sponsors include: Gretsch Drums, Crescent Cymbals, Latin Percussion, Vic Firth, Remo, DW, Puresound, Cympad, Roland, Tight Screw, Gator Cases, Audix MicrophonesAerodrums, Rock Science, The Old U.S. Mint and Friends of the Cabildo.
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