A Leading Drum & Percussion Summer Camp in Europe.
In short: Past camps have featured some of the World’s Best Drummers and Percussionists such as: Bill Bruford, Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez, Antonio Sanchez, JoJo Mayer, Benny Greb, Marco Minnemann, Mike Mangini, Virgil Donati, Thomas Lang, Gerald Heyward, John Riley, Gary Chaffee, Trevor Tomkins, Howard Curtis, Nippy Noya, Pete Riley, Matt Thompson, Pete Lockett, Pier Foschi, Boris Dinev, Petar Curic and many more.
Where: Groznjan, Istria, Croatia.
Organisation: Jeunesses Musicales Croatia & PETAR CURIC Agency
When: August 3rd–10th 2015.
What: A Leading Drum & Percussion Summer Camp in Europe - CROATIA DRUM CAMP International Percussion Summer Courses presents a week-full of intensive workshops, drum-clinics, seminars, masterclasses, concerts, round-table discussions, VIP guest-appearances
Working languages: English and Croatian
Student-participants: Drummers and Percussionists of ALL AGES and
ALL LEVELS are welcome to apply for a place. We also encourage applications from drumming fans and enthusiasts (Passive Registration). The number of available places is strictly limited.
Registration: “First come-First served” until all places are filled.
Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Petar Curic, Director / Founder
Mob. ++385 (0) 91 532 9405
RICK LATHAM (USA)
(“The Funk Master-Doctor of Groove”)
(Quincy Jones, Edgar Winter, The Groove Doctors, B.B.King)
Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, and now residing in Los Angeles,
Rick is best known as one of the music industry’s most in demand studio and touring drummers today. He is an exciting performing artist, composer, globally renowned author and drum-guru. At just 25 years of age, it was the success of his ground breaking drum text, ADVANCED FUNK STUDIES, that launched him into the international percussion spotlight, but it has been his expertise as a versatile performer that has made him one of contemporary drummings' most respected players. Rick was a featured member of THE EDGAR WINTER BAND for nearly a decade with hundreds of stellar performances, including a special appearance at the 1999 Montreux Jazz Festival. Before moving to LA, Rick was also a member of R&B bass legend CHUCK RAINEY’S band - "Rainey Man." and performed with such greats as the late great B.B.KING during this time. His versatility has also been highlighted on the theme for television's "9 to 5" series, "Fame," the QUINCY JONES produced soundtrack, “Fast Forward” and more recently the DVD release of "Gone in 60 Seconds”, "Daredevil" and “Spiderman”. Shortly after relocating to Los Angeles, Rick released his second successful book CONTEMPORARY DRUM SET TECHNIQUES and soon afterwards the instructional videos that parallel these works.
Rick has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe and Asia and is frequently invited as a featured performer to leading jazz festivals, drum festivals and percussion related events around the world. In a recent feature interview, MODERN DRUMMER Magazine refers to him as “a man who many consider to be one of the best clinicians on the planet”. The magazine also names his ADVANCED FUNK STUDIES among “The 25 Greatest Drum Books Ever Published". Rick endorses DW drums, ISTANBUL MEHMET Cymbals, EVANS Drumheads and PROMARK Sticks. His Autograph Series drumstick "THE RICK LATHAM PROMARK GROOVE STICK 717" and "THE RICK LATHAM CRYSTAL BALL" clear resin bass drum beater are both best sellers at drum shops around the world.
CLAYTON CAMERON (USA)
(„King of Brushes“ & UCLA Drum Professor)
(Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, James Taylor, Frank Sinatra)
A native of Los Angeles, California, Clayton’s career has already crossed many barriers in the world of music. From SAMMY DAVIS,JR. to TONY BENNETT, from RAY CHARLES to JAMES BROWN he continues to push the envelope of contemporary drumming to the limits. After the release of his first DVD, “The Living Art of Brushes" Clayton was given the honorary title “KING OF BRUSHES”. During those years he also played for Sammy’s Rat Pack friends-DEAN MARTIN and FRANK SINATRA. The three toured together selling out theaters and stadiums alike. In 1992, while living in New York City, Clayton got another once-in-a-life-time opportunity and started an unbelievable six years of world-wide touring and recording with the incomparable TONY BENNETT. “Performing with Tony has been a thrilling experience. His love of music and entertaining people has won him countless awards from Grammys to Emmys. I’ve had the pleasure of recording with Tony on six albums. Each of the albums received GRAMMY nominations and five of them WON the prestigious award!” Clayton performed for presidents, royalty, charities and beyond.” During this time he also performed with many other great artists including STING, MARIAH CAREY, JAMES TAYLOR, ELVIS COSTELLO, RICKY MARTIN and many more. Clayton proudly endorses LUDWIG Drums, ZILDJIAN Cymbals, GIBRALTAR Hardware, REMO Drumheads, and REGAL TIP Drumsticks including his very own model REGAL TIP CLAYTON CAMERON SIGNATURE BRUSHES.
JOHN BLACKWELL (USA)
(Drummer with Prince / Berklee Drumset Instructor)
(Justin Timberlake, Cameo, D’Angelo, Patti LaBelle)
Best known for his work with PRINCE, John is from Columbia, South Carolina and started playing drums at age 3, learning from his father John Blackwell Sr. At 17, he played his first high profile show with singer and swing bandleader BILLY ECKSTINE. In 1992 John enrolled into Berklee College of Music and kept himself busy creating a strong buzz about him while performing as much as possible. In 1995 he landed a gig with CAMEO and played with them for the next 3 years. In 1998, he moved to Los Angeles. He was in LA for only 3 days when he landed the drum position for the legendary R&B Diva, PATTI LABELLE. During this time he recorded for her GRAMMY Award winning CD, DVD and VHS, "Patti LaBelle-Live One Night Only". John met PRINCE while performing in Minneapolis and joined his band The New Power Generation in 2000. John played with PRINCE for 12 years and appeared on his 2003 Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas DVD, and the 2003 instrumental album, N.E.W.S, nominated for GRAMMY Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. John has also played with other pop, funk and, hip-hop stars, including JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, PUFF DADDY, CHARLIE SINGLETON etc and was invited to perform at the 2008 and 2011 BUDDY RICH MEMORIAL CONCERT. John proudly endorses ZILDJIAN cymbals and sticks and REMO drumheads.
PETAR CURIC (Croatia)
(Head of School-Drummers Institute Ljubljana)
Croatian-born and USA/UK-educated Performing Artist, Educator, Producer and Manager, Petar earned both his Master's and Bachelor's in England. He also spent two years in Denton, Texas, as a graduate student at the University of North Texas under ED SOPH. Finalist of YAMAHA PERCUSSIONIST OF THE YEAR at the Royal College of Music in London, and WINNER of Vic Firth-Megamuzika Prize for Excellence, Petar taught Drumset and Percussion at various Croatian, British and American Schools, High Schools and Colleges, most recently on the degree course at The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in London. Active in all kinds of musical settings, from Orchestral, Philharmonic and Opera to R&B, Fusion and Jazz, Petar played drums for the UK/Brazilian rapper Aggro Santos, famous for his UK Top-5 hits. He also performed with American multiple-GRAMMY Award winning classical guitarist SHARON ISBIN.
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