Thursday, 12:00 p.m.
In 1982, Brad Dutz moved to Los Angeles and began free-lancing until he joined Maynard Ferguson and toured around the country. In 1995, Warner Brothers and Interworld selected Brad to do eight videos for beginners entitled Have Fun Playing Hand Drums. Since becoming a member of the part-time faculty of Cal State Long Beach eight years ago, Brad has finished three books, Practicing Music on Hand Percussion, Manipulations in time, and Duos, Trios, and Quartets for percussion. While recording CDs for artists like Alanis Morrisette, Kiss, Willie Nelson, Michael Wolff, Tribal Tech, David Benoit, Rick Braun, Vinny Golia, Lee Ann Ryhmes, Mitch Forman, Terence Trent Darby, Rickie Lee Jones, Hands’Onsemble and even actors Jeff Bridges and Ronny Cox, Brad tried to bring the strangest percussion instruments he had to the session to create a unique sound. His endorsements include Vic Firth, Remo, Yamaha, Paiste, Roland and Mountain Rhythm.
Bruce Carver, from Chicago to Los Angeles with a Master’s of Music from Northwestern University, moves comfortably from the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra to Battlestar Galactica. His long list of performing credits include over fifty Broadway musicals, hundreds of radio/TV commercials, and countless orchestral concerts and recording sessions. Bruce can currently be heard on CDs w/ Josh Groban and Christina Perri, and on major studio soundtracks and recording libraries. Bruce brings skills learned from the greatest percussionists: tabla with Alla Rakha, djembe with Mamady Keita, bodhran with John Joe Kelly, and pandeiro with Marcos Suzano.