Terry Bozzio

October 20, 2016 - 9:00pm

Drum Legend Terry Bozzio presents a Solo Musical Performance on World's Largest Tuned Drum & Percussion Set
 

            On Thursday, October 20, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and KLCC proudly welcomes drummer extraordinaire Terry Bozzio for a solo drum performance.  This is a seated show celebrating the release of the Terry Bozzio Composer Series CD Box Set.

Drum legend Terry Bozzio, known for his work with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, UK and his critically acclaimed solo ventures, celebrates his latest release Terry Bozzio Composer Series with “An Evening With Terry Bozzio” US tour!  This will be a night of solo drumming and include compositions from throughout his career, as well as improvisation.  It is by no means a clinic or a workshop.  Enjoy an intimate evening of Terry Bozzio and his monster sculpture of a drum kit.

“Terry Bozzio - An Evening of Solo Drum Music” is a unique, intense, dynamic, spiritualistic, melodic, orchestral, atmospheric and musical performance on the largest tuned drum and percussion set in the world.  Unless you have seen Terry, you have no idea what you are in for.  

Bozzio is an enigmatic, evocative, and engaging musician whose instrument just happens to be the drums.  Terry is able to accompany himself with bass note patterns and, at the same time, melodically solo on top with highly developed coordination skills to express a complete musical statement on the drum set alone.  Drawing from jazz, classical and ethnic percussion styles from around the world, Terry Bozzio is a storyteller able to weave a hypnotic spell over audiences and enthrall them with an eclectic experience filled with contrast, variety, intimacy, excitement and passion.

“I'm looking forward to this extensive US tour in Aug-Nov 2016,” says Terry.  “I'll have some new pieces to play on my big kit and hopefully some surprises for you in this new show.”

Terry has had tremendous success with his last coast-to-coast North American tour, as well as his last two Terry Bozzio solo drum performance tours in Europe (2012 included his headline show at the Jazz Festival Frankfurt – the oldest jazz festival in the world – and 2013 included sold out performances in Sweden, Germany, Eastern Europe and France).

Please note that this is not a bombastic two hour drum solo. This is MUSIC on drums, “an evening with Terry Bozzio.”  In most of Bozzio’s works, he accompanies himself with bass lines while soloing over it melodically on the tuned toms.  There is space, classical forms and structures, ambient electronic loops, and atmospheric percussion effects, as well as some exciting and fiery drumming that brings audiences to their feet!

Terry Bozzio Composer Series Box Set was released in Japan in the fall of 2015 and features 59 compositions, with 59 paintings for each title on a four CD, one live performance/interview/drum setup DVD and Art Booklet in a Vinyl Sized Package (on the Ward Records Label).  For those of you who may have seen Terry on tour, the house music he played was only some of this material.  Terry has been composing in and beyond all genres for several decades: Classical, Fusion, Electronic, Ambient, Rock and Jazz.

Terry just finished a sold out Tokyo show called “The History of Terry Bozzio”, with a Japanese All-Star Band that was filmed for TV broadcast and an upcoming DVD (Oct. release - Ward Records).  He performed and sang tunes from his past recordings with Zappa, Beck, UK, Missing Persons, Bozzio Levin Stevens, Brecker Bros. and Billy Sheehan.  Terry plans to mount this show in Europe and the US in the future.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door and $25 for reserved seating (reserved tickets available at WOW box office).

 

Door Time: 
October 20, 2016 - 8:30pm
Cost: 
$18 advance/ $20 door/ $25 reserved