Escola Corpos Percissivos ~ Rhythm Road #10

We (Eli Yamin, Kate McGarry, Bob Stewart & I) arrived in Recife, Brazil in the early afternoon. We had the whole day to catch up on our rest before beginning our schedule of workshops and clinics….but I simply couldn’t sit in my hotel knowing that something like this was happening out there somewhere. This is […]

Warrior Heart ~ on tour

I am a firm believer in the power of music to heal both the listener and the musician.  In light of this fact, it was a absolute gift to recently do an outreach mini-tour in NYC with my group Warrior Heart sponsored by Lincoln Center. We played concerts in some adult care facilities and nursing […]

TomTom Shoot

TomTom magazine is about Drums, Art, Women, Music, Style, & Culture. Mindy Abovitz –  Creator/Editor www.tomtommag.com Teri Duerr, Producer, Horse+Dragon NYC www.horsedragon-nyc.com Meg Wachter, Photographer  – www.megwachterphoto.com Seong-hee Park, Makeup – www.seong-hee.com TomTom Theme #1 written and played by FraeFrae (thats me).

Jazz for Young People on Tour

(For the backing track I improvised with brushes watching the images.  Finally got to use my Jack Dejonette resonating bells. I think it sounds best with headphones or great speakers) “There is no agony like bearing and untold story inside of you.” – Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

The BLACK Stripes (Drum Intro)

Actually we aren’t really called The Black Stripes…. but I loved doing a duo tour through the South with my friend and fabulous guitar player, Ladell McLin.  We were somewhere in Florida here.  Can’t wait to do it again! Its Blues, Its Rock and its Improv.  I remember Ladell broke a string so he told […]