The Gallery East Presents : DRUMATIC CYMBALISM



"Drumatic Cymbalism"
Master Creative Drum Kit Workshop & Concert
July 16th / August 21st / Sept. 17 The Gallery East 71 Main St. Stamford
with Mike Burgevin and Archie Taylor Jr. $25.00

Two of Central New York's top kit drummers will perform 6 concerts of spell-binding rhythms with their creative drumming. The focus will be The American Drum Kit from the 1930's until the present day.

  Professional drumming is a way of life for these seasoned performers,"Mike" Burgevin and Sadiq Abdu Shahid (formerly Archie Taylor, Jr.) "Sadiq"- who resides with his family on their farm in Masonville,NY. was born and raised in the Midwest and studied with Cleveland Symphony Orchestra percussionist Charles Wilcoxon. He performed and recorded with many famous avant-garde jazzmen: Pharaoh Sanders, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra among others) and was a resident drummer for Motown Records in Detroit recording many albums backing R&B groups. His father Archie Taylor, Sr. was also a famous drummer accompanying Lou Rawls,Nancy Wilson and the one and only Billie Holiday. His name is listed the "Who's Who Of Jazz Musicians."

  Mike Burgevin, now a resident of Bainbridge, NY. began drumming professionally at age15. From the mid 1960's through the 1980's he worked regularly at famous NYC jazz clubs, Jimmy Ryan's, Sweet Basil, Eddie Condon's, and Brew's side by side with many of the great jazz "Swing" players (now legends) Max Kaminsky, "Doc" Cheatham, Jimmy and Marian McPartland, Roy Eldridge, Wild Bill Davison, Warren Vaché and many others. He studied with Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra percussionist Richard Horowitz. He also performed in several of the "Journey in Jazz" concerts with saxophonist Al Hamme in Binghamton University's Anderson Center as well as producing many jazz concerts in The Historic Town Hall Theatre in Bainbridge between 2001 and 2007.

Drumming becomes a musical art form in the hands of these percussionists. A show may begin with "Curious Curlicues & Nimble Noodles" (no two concerts are the same) move to whisper quite ruffs and other rudiments… then pass through sonorous tonalities before roaring into layered polyrhythms and blended styles of Jazz, and Free Form drumming. Sadiq and Mike totally explore the drum set with all its possibilities. Their concerts open with a brief discourse on the history and development of the drum and the evolution of various styles of drumming. You can visit their website at

A Master Creative Drum Workshop will take place on July 16th from 3:00 to 5:00 at The Gallery East, 71 Main Street, Stamford, NY. Workshop fee is $25.

Before the concerts: Come early and enjoy dining in one of Stamford's restaurants; Then visit artist Timothy Touhey's two Galleries both located on Main Street (Route 23),
and Mural on Main. You will uplifted by the art and music! So mark your Calendar: May 21st / June 18th / July16th / August 21st / Sept.17th / Oct15th -- Performances begin at
7:00. Tickets at the door are $10.00 / $8.00 in advance.

For information call: THE GALLERY EAST 71 MAIN ST. STAMFORD, NY @ 607 652 4030 or 607 353 2492 the day of event.
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