Hi everyone....as promised, I am updating in a timely manner! There is a lot going on, so I will get right to it.
Our new CD release "No Funny Hats" is doing extremely well, thank you to all who have purchased it. We will be releasing more new material later in the year.
The most recent exciting news is that we will be releasing a line of lower end Buddy Rich Junior kits in the Fall. This is more for children and beginners. We are very thrilled that this is happening for the Holiday season. More on this in my next update.
The high end DW kits will also be out this Fall.
The BR Collectors Series snare drum was unveiled at the NAMM show in Frankfurt, and is now available. Check your local drum shop or log on to www.DWDRUMS.com for more info on where to purchase.
The new BR/DW Practice Pad with bonus DVD, will be available in our store, and musical instrument stores very soon.
We are still planning a BR Memorial/DW show in Los Angeles this year. Check back as we get more info.
We are also going into the studio this year to do an educational package. This will be a music minus one project that will include charts. Buddy's favorite arranger John La Barbara will be helping on this one. Congrats on your Arranger's Award John. It was great seeing you the other night!
Check out the latest issue of Jazz Improv Magazine. I was interviewed last year by the editor Eric Nemeyer, and I think it's one of the best interviews I have done. Thanks Eric. Later in the year, the magazine will be devoting the cover story to Buddy! It's a great magazine for anyone interested in music and/or jazz.
CR'S LAS VEGAS MINUTE!
One of the many great things about living in Las Vegas, is the constant stream of talent passing through on various tours. I love getting to see my touring friends when they come to town. BUT, the other great thing about Vegas is the local talent...the people that live and work here on a nightly basis. I am so fortunate to be able to call these people friends...as well as getting to see them work. If you are planning a trip to LV, the short list I am about to give you are MUST SEE'S!!
Clint Holmes at Harrah's...Clint is a multi talented singer,dancer, producer, writer, and actor. He appears nightly in the Clint Holmes Showroom (good name) He is a wonderful person as well as a kick ass entertainer. Great band, great charts, just great! I love you Clint! Check out his web site www.clintholmes.com.
The Scinta's at the Rio...their show is non stop...music, comedy, impressions...it's all there..Frankie, Chrissy and Joey are phenomenal entertainers.. and Pete O'Donnell is a great drummer! Nightly in the Scinta Showroom.
Gordy Brown at the Golden Nugget...Gordy is a madman who is one of the most talented people I have ever seen. He sings, dances, plays guitar, does incredible parodies and impressions...plus he has Adam Shendal on drums so you cant go wrong!
Gladys Knight at the Flamingo..what can you say..she sounds better than ever and has a great band behind her. What a voice! She does all the hits!
My new best friend Kelly Clinton is the Entertainment Director and also the headliner at the Stirling Club at the Turnburry...Kelly sings, is a great comedienne, and has one of the most fun shows in Vegas. You never know who is going to show up and sit in..last night it was Jack Jones, Clint Holmes, Frankie Scinta, and a Tom Jones impersonator! That's Vegas!
Phoenix at the Bellagio...A&R Management clients Phoenix, resume their tenure at the Fontana Lounge in the Bellagio on May 8th. They have spent the past month at Noise Studio's with producer extraordinaire Pat Caddick, recording their first CD. It will be available here and on their web site www.phoenix2005.com later this summer..I will be celebrating my 22nd birthday with them on May11th!
My mother Marie has been in town for the past three weeks and we have partied non-stop. She says that it's great to be back in show business....she hasn't been in anyone's dressing room since Buddy died!! Now that's funny! I hope she goes home soon because I can't keep up with her...I haven't slept in weeks. We have had a blast. Love you Mom!
Lastly, I must congratulate my son Nick, who got called to play Hugh Jackman's show for the Grand Opening of the new Wynn Hotel. Last night, April 30th, he played before President's Clinton and Bush Sr., and every celebrity in the world. He was amazing! I am so proud of him! Great job Nicko!
That's it for this month..I hope you all have a great Spring! Thank you again for supporting this site and remembering Buddy!
email me at Scabeba1@aol.com!