Modern Drummer Festival 2005
May 15 2016
One of the world’s biggest and best drum festivals, the MODERN DRUMMER FESTIVAL was held in 2005 at New Jersey’s state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center. The three-day festival features illuminating interviews, amazing performances, equipment demonstrations, and plenty of tips and advice.
Featured in the more than seven hours of footage collected here are drum greats like Jason Bittner, Rodney Holmes, Chad Smith and Ian Paice, The Latin All Stars with Sheila E, and Roy Haynes. For all drummers the next Modern Drummer Festival 2006.
They had the biggest names in drums. Jason Bittner and Chris Adler, new comers to the metal genre, both gave exceptional performances. Keith Carlock, really had a loose feel, his drums sounded huge, he was really moving around alot; great performance. Rodney Holmes, blazing speed, cool latin groove, awesome dreadlocks.
Jojo Mayer was amazing at MD fest ’98, and he showed no signs of slowing 7 years later. He has perfected the art of live jungle drum n’bass. He seemed to tower over his drums, which sounded amazing. His hands were blazing all over the small setup for his solo, crossing over each other with no problem.
MD evidently gave a lot of lattitude to the performing drummers because they each had unique segments; some alone, soloing for 10’s of minutes, others with their full bands, etc. Really kept it entertaining.
Running time: 6 hours
Video: MPEG2 Video 720×480 (16:9) 29.97fps 6000Kbps
Audio: Dolby AC3 48000Hz 6ch 192Kbps
Size: 2.7 Gb