Posts Tagged ‘Latin’

New Videos This Week

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Greetings Everyone,

As always, I hope you are reading this in both good spirits and good health. I wanted to share with you my latest drum video, a solo that I captured while testing out a few lights in the studio and after a rather lengthy and long-overdue practice session. Initially, I wanted to share this video this past Friday, but some of the recent events both abroad and domestically, as well as the subsequent public reactions, weighed heavily on my conscious and I felt it best to let what took place be, choosing instead to take time to reflect. Some of my writings can be found on my personal Facebook account, while the other writings shall remain in my journal. For now though, please enjoy this video as it does truly come from the heart, and if anything, be good to one another.

 




Cheers,


Kenny

PS: There will be a bigger update soon!

Fun Shows & An Old Video Found (It has a drum solo in it, ooh!)

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Greetings,

Here’s a clip of myself and good friend, pianist  Pablo Vergara, taking solos on the song Obeahman by composer and saxophonist Jorge Sylvester. This was taken in January of 2011 at the Baha’i Center in Manhattan as part of Mike Longo’s long running Tuesday Night Jazz Series. The group is called The A.C.E. Collective (Afro-Caribbean Experimental Collective, if you will) and is lead by Jorge Sylvester. Other members include bassist Donald Nicks, vocalist Nora McCarthy, and trumpeter Waldron ‘Mahdi’ Ricks. The Group will have a performance on Oct 18th at the Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn, NY. I unfortunately will not be able to be apart of this, but they have a very special kick-ass guest to serve as my sub. It’s music that truly is worth hearing live.

This performance is a little something different than what you’re probably used to seeing me do, but I hope you enjoy it nevertheless.

In other news, Shanir Blumenkranz’s Abraxas-Masada Book 2 Volume 19 will be making another appearance on October 9th at The Stone at 10PM, preceded by Samuel Adams & Adrian Knight, followed by a performance of the Ze Luis Quartet on October 10th at Nublu at 930PM, opening for Forro In The Dark, and lastly, Dapp Theory will be performing on Friday October 12th at The Blue Note as part of the late night groove series. The doors for Friday are at midnight and the show starts at 12:30AM.

More news to follow, but right now I desperately need to get back to studying Secret Chiefs 3’s Ishraqiyun (This music is so, So awesome and so nuts, cannot wait to play this!)

Cheers,

Kenny

Gear Garage Sale! Part 1

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Greetings,

 

I’ve decided that some of my gear needs to find a new home since I feel like they’re being neglected by not being played, so I’ve decided to create a pseudo garage sale, sans the garage. For those of you interested in what I’m selling, you can reach me at my phone number 9172829967, or my email kebogrohowski(at)gmail(dot)com, or  via my facebook page. Now, on to the gear for sale this week:

 

22″ K Constantinople Medium Ride: I bought this ride in High school at an IAJE conference at the behest of my Jazz Band director and it was definitely a great call. If you’re someone with great control, you’ll be able to make this ride cymbal sing with a small group, but it can easily drive a larger ensemble. It responds articulately with the Erskine Ride stick, or any small ball point tipped drumstick. I’ve actually used this cymbal many a time playing lighter rock with great success. There are currently 3 rivet holes, but i would say 1-2 rivets will go a long way with this ride. I usually keep the rivets off and simply use a chain, but either way with or without, the cymbal sounds strong and elegant. The asking price for this versatile ride cymbal is $500

 

LP Galaxy Fiberglass 11″ Quinto and 11 3/4″ Conga: Some of you may remember that I was trying to sell the two drums earlier, so if you feel this is your second chance, I would suggest going for it! Both drums have had minimal use since i purchased them. They sound amazing and have incredible tone and projection and the “Galaxy Sparkle” finish with the gold plated hardware looks elegant on any stage or photo. Both drums record very well and it was very easy to get the tone I was looking for. These drums can be sold as either a pair or individually if you’re simply looking to add to your setup already. Asking price for these are $450 per drum, or $850 for the pair

 

13″x6″ 10-ply Keller Shell Snare Drum made by Precision Drum Company: This drum truly is stunning! It can handle from medium low tunings to high tunings with ease, and has a killer sound! The Dunnett R Class strainer makes it incredibly easy to engage and disengage the snares at anytime and is reliably sturdy. The 10-ply really helps with the overall projection and overall crack, making your rimshots effortlessly powerful, while the solid maple shell really sweetens the sound and gives it an ever so round quality. This drum is highly versatile and can handle anything from a quiet to medium loud musical scenarios while making your snare sound very personable. The asking price for this beauty is $450.

Hope to hear from you soon and stay tuned as there will be more gear for sale soon!

 

Kenny

 

Post Rapture Celebration and Shows!

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Greetings

 

Since it would appear that the Rapture longed talked about by familyradio.com’s Harold Camping has been called off, I would like to cordially invite you all to some of upcoming events happening this week! First up is tonight’s performance at Blue Note with Jonathan Powell’s Nu Sangha. We will be performing as part of Blue Note’s Midnight Groove Series and it will prove to be a wild and enigmatic show! (more…)