Posts Tagged ‘Percussion’

Returning From Czech Republic

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Greetings All,

As is always my wish, may this posting find you in a peaceful place in your life. I feel right kind of all sorts of emotions today. It being Hallows Eve, my little cat Macho without his Superman Costume (oh yes), and some jet lag to contend with, the feeling in the Grohowski compound is quite somber but content. The experience when touring with Slet Bubeniku is always, always uplifting and positive. Working with people like Zdenek Bina, Pavel Fajt, Tomas Reindl, Ephraim Goldin, Milos Vacik, Pavel Koudelka, and everyone in the crew and the people we meet along the way, my interactions with them always leave me changed for the better, allowing me to return to New York with a new perspective and a changed heart. For this, I am always, Always eternally grateful for their music, their craft, their art, and most importantly, their spirit. With this, I am glad to always return Czech Republic to be part of the magik that is Slet Bubeniku. So for those of you who saw us this year, I will see you again next year!

As for the rest of the year, and as always, please check in my Itinerary section for upcoming shows and events. For now, I will close this note with a thank you to all of you, those who read these words and those who do not, and may Peace, Happiness, and personal evolution find its way into your hearts and minds. Till next time, be well.




Gear Garage Sale! Part 1

Monday, June 20th, 2011



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, orĀ  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!