Aaron Spears Drum Clinic
Curated by: Zildjian Cymbals and G5A
About the artist
aron's musical career and some highlights:
Since joining Usher, Aaron Spears has had the opportunity to play around the world and in some of the most popular televised shows in the U.S. like Saturday Night Live (SNL), and the 2005 Grammy Awards where he performed “Caught Up” with Usher and “Sex Machine” With “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown. Aaron Spears was also nominated for a Grammy award in 2004 as a music producer, for his work on the tracks “Superstar” and “Confessions” from Usher’s 2004 effort Confessions.
In 2006, Aaron Spears won the Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll award for “Best Up and Coming Drummer” and took part in the Gospel Summit at the 2006 Modern Drummer Festival. Aaron’s long list of touring and recording credits includes: Gideon Band, Chrisette Michelle, Chamilionaire, David Cook, Joanne Rosario, Lil Wayne, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Chaka Khan, Adam Lambert, Israel Houghton, Usher, and The Backstreet Boys. Aaron Spears has also worked with Alicia Keys, and as a drummer for the American Idol tour.
Aaron Spears has taken a stab at the world of drumming education as well. After his performance at the 2006 Modern Drummer Festival, Aaron Spears was invited to shoot a DVD of his own. The 2-DVD Aarons Spears – Beyond The Chops: Groove, Musicality and Technique wound up seeing the light of day in October of 2009.
Another aspect of Aaron Spears’s career that he’s really proud off is the list of drumming endorsements he has gathered over the years. Aaron Spears’s endorsements include Zildjian, Remo, DW, and Vic Firth – just to name a few. These are companies Aaron Spears really sought after. He has worked with Vic Firth to develop his own signature drumstick, and with Zildjian on the development of the “Inspiration Pack” – a cymbal pack designed expressly for Gospel & Praise and Worship music. The cymbal pack was created hand in hand with Aaron Spears and the Rhythm Alliance. This group of drummers that Aaron is a part off, includes Gorden Campbell, Teddy Campbell, Gerald Heyward, Marvin McQuitty, and Nisan Stewart.
The Black Box
We request you to bring warm clothes as it gets chilly inside the Black Box as temperatures need to be controlled at optimum levels as per technical requirements
Food, beverages and water are strictly prohibited inside the Black Box. Please do not carry them in your bags either
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis
Please do come at least 15 minutes prior to the show and enjoy a good cup of coffee at PORT
No Late Entries will be allowed
Latecomers can only be allowed in at intermission or at an appropriate pause in the program and as per the instructions of the organizers