The Big Drum Off features three of the world’s greatest drummers performing with the Rodger Fox Big Band early next year across five venues.
Celebrating their 50th Anniversary, the Rodger Fox Big Band is bringing three drummers Gregg Bissonette, Dennis Chambers and Peter Erskine to a venue near you:
All event information here and ticket information below:
PALMERSTON NORTH – MARCH 07, 2023
WELLINGTON – MARCH 08, 2023
CHRISTCHURCH – MARCH 10, 2023
AUCKLAND – MARCH 11, 2023
HAMILTON – MARCH 12, 2023
Dennis Chambers is a drumming legend who has recorded and performed with artists such as Santana, Steely Dan, Parliament/Funkadelic, John Scofield, The Jacksons, The Brecker Brothers, Victor Wooten, Mike Stern, and many others. Dennis is mostly known for his ability to perform with impeccable and funky timing in virtually any style, as well as his fast chops – but he’s perhaps most noted for his jazz-fusion, funk, and Latin music playing.
Gregg is an American jazz and rock drummer. He has played on albums by dozens of artists, including David Lee Roth's first three solo albums. Drummer with the Ringo Starr “All-star” Band and has performed with Maynard Ferguson.
Peter has appeared on 700 albums and film scores and has won 2 Grammy Awards plus an Honorary Doctorate from the Berklee School of Music. He has played with Weather Reports, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Diana Krall, Pat Metheny and the Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson big band.
Rodger Fox says he is looking forward to collaborating with these three celebrated American drummers.
“To think we are now about to celebrate half a century of jazz after the first rehearsal at the Wellington Musicians Club in Wigan Street so long ago. That really blows my mind, to be very honest about it. I hope you come out and join the fun while we present a series of concerts to remember alongside a spectacular guest ‘drum-off’ featuring three of the world's greatest drummers.”