A mounting list of clinicians renders the forthcoming DayGLOW Music Drum/Percussion Clinic and Masters class a must-attend event for professional drummers and enthusiasts alike. It’s a rare occasion to get these three talents in the same state, let alone in the same space for a rare opportunity to learn from the best of the best!
All ages and abilities are welcome to join in on the action at the drum clinic; the masters class offers limited space for advanced musicians who wish to participate in a more intimate setting.
Register, now for this exceptional opportunity: https://dayglowmusic.org//events
Ken “K BO” Biedzynski on Tris Imboden and his tenure with Chicago:
Tris, as many of you know, was the master rhythmic architect who designed the drum parts to the timeless hit “Footloose” (circa 1984). I give him a lot of credit for that because like the song or not, it’s still popular and I attribute a good amount of that popularity to the drum tracks…infectious.
However, there’s more. Much more. Besides a twelve year stint with Kenny Loggins Tris has appeared with Neil Diamond, Richard Marx, Steve Vai, Roger Daltrey, and Crosby, Still & Nash, just to name a few. But this particular day in January while huddled in Tris’ kitchen, he shared with me a live recording of Moondance by Anita Baker which was recorded with Al Jarreau’s band at Montreux in 1986. Tris was on drums and his work on that tune was fabulous. That recording was a real treat and worthy of a perusal on You Tube. And this was all in addition to Tris’ work with Chicago. Talk about a comprehensive portfolio.
Considering everything, then, the fact that Tris has performed (harmonica and all) with Chicago for 25 years is really not a shock. I think the band got it right and landed the best man for the job. They needed a special player who could emulate all the sounds and styles required for the performance and, a player who could adapt over time to whatever the band asked of a rhythm section. They also needed a drummer who could step in and fill some rather big shoes left by the still popular and original drummer, Danny Seraphine. The ability to do the latter cannot be underestimated and should not be taken for granted.