Terry Bozzio will bring his amazing drum kit and show to the Tidemark Theatre on Oct. 17.

Drum legend celebrates a career behind the kit

A unique, intense, dynamic, spiritualistic, melodic, orchestral, atmospheric, and musical performance

Drum legend Terry Bozzio, known for his work with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, UK and his critically acclaimed solo ventures, 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. It is by no means a clinic or a workshop. 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.

This 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, 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.

Bozzio has had tremendous success with 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 which included sold out performances in Sweden, Germany, Eastern Europe, and France). 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.

Bozzio will be performing on the World’s Largest Tuned Drum and Percussion Set at the Tidemark Theatre in on Oct. 17.