Terry Bozzio will be at the Tidemark Oct. 17 – his only performance on Vancouver Island.

Drum legend brings world’s largest drum set to Tidemark

Terry Bozzio celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first drum lesson with “An Evening With Terry Bozzio” coast-to-coast North American tour

Terry Bozzio celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first drum lesson with “An Evening With Terry Bozzio” coast-to-coast North American tour.

During the course of this tour, Bozzio will hit over 40 cities from San Diego to Jacksonville to Montreal to Vancouver to Los Angeles and everywhere in between. This will be a night of solo drumming and include compositions from throughout his career, as well as improvisation.

Enjoy an intimate evening of Bozzio and his monster sculpture of a drum kit together for the first time in seated venues across North America.

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 Bozzio, 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. Bozzio 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, Bozzio is able to weave a hypnotic spell over audiences and enthrall them with an eclectic experience filled with contrast, variety, intimacy, excitement and passion.

Bozzio has had tremendous success with his last two solo drum performance tours in Europe (2012 included his headline show the Jazz Festival Frankfurt – the oldest jazz festival in the world – and 2013 which included sold out performances in Sweden, Germany, Eastern Europe, and France).

Bozzio’s performance is not a bombastic two hour drum solo, rather music on drums. 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.

An Evening With Terry Bozzio comes to the Tidemark Theatre on October 17.

This performance is presented in partnership with Vancouver Island MusicFest and will be Bozzio’s only Vancouver Island date. Tickets are $32 plus applicable taxes and fees and can be purchased at the Box Office from Tuesday to Saturday between 12 and 4 p.m.  Tickets are also available online at www.islandmusicfest.com and www.tidemarktheatre.com