Percussion Summit 2013
Special guests Rubén Alvarez and Danny Raymond join percussionists from the Naples Philharmonic, Florida Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony and Orlando Philharmonic for a lively, upbeat evening performance.
Nathan Daughtrey (arr. Richard Gipson) — Adagio
Camille Saint-Saens — Adagio from Symphony No. 3
Steve Reich — Music for Pieces of Wood
Maurice Ravel (arr. Luis Rivera) — Le jardin féerique from Ma Mère l'Oye
Aurél Holló — José / beFORe JOHN5
Paul Ross — Dauntless
Danny Raymond — Skyscraper
Traditional (arr. John Evans)— Wooden Laughter
Stephen Foster — Old Folks at Home
arr. Darcey Timmerman
Tito Puente (arr. Evans)— Ran Kan Kan
Rolando Morales-Matos — Plena Linda
Ralph McDonald — Samba 4-2
Purchase of the Percussion Summit includes admission to the Percusson Clinic in the afternoon.
Rubén P. Alvarez
Rubén P. Alvarez
Rubén P. Alvarez is a Chicago based Latin percussionist, drum set artist, author, composer, and educator. His performance credits include movie soundtracks, radio and television jingles and performances and recordings with a variety of musical artists and styles including John Mayall, Junior Wells, Dave Mason, Dennis De Young, jazz artists Patricia Barber, Dave Valentín, Arturo Sandoval, Slide Hampton, and Grammy and Latin Grammy nominees Chuchito Valdés, Ramsey Lewis, Guitarra Azul and Sones De Mexico.
He currently performs with Chicago’s premier Latin jazz ensemble Chévere, Guitarra Azul, and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic under the direction of Orbert Davis, He is also the leader and musical director the Raices Profundas Latin Music Ensemble.
Rubén teaches at Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, Columbia College Chicago, and Prairie State College. He is a featured presenter at national and international educational music education conferences including the Illinois Music Educators Association, the Percussive Arts Society’s International Convention, the Jazz Education network, and the South African Jazz Educators Conference.
Rubén currently serves as Vice President of the Illinois chapter of the Percussive Arts Society, is a founding member and serves on the Board of Directors of the Jazz Education Network and serves on the Board of Governors of the Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy. Rubén endorses Tycoon percussion, Remo drumheads, Vic Firth sticks and mallets, and Zildjian cymbals.
Danny Raymond is active as a performer, instructor, judge and author. He is a twenty three year performing musician at Walt Disney World and is currently a member of the popular group “Jammitors” at EPCOT. He is the 1989 and 1990 Drum Corps Associates Individual Snare Drum Champion and has published solo compositions.In 2008, Tapspace Publications published his snare solo DVD, Let It Rip, Solos For Snare Drum.
Danny’s involvement in the marching activity also spans many years. He was a member of the New York Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps as well as an instructor for such corps as the Syracuse Brigadiers and Boston Crusaders. Danny was the percussion arranger and caption head for 2005, 2006 DCA finalist Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps as well as a staff member of the 2009 DCI World Class Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. He enjoys judging in various circuits around the country for marching band and indoor percussion competitions. In addition to providing private instruction at Drums2Go, a highly rated drum shop in Orlando, FL., he is a member of the Bryan Mays Trio, a freelance jazz/fusion group.
His clinic performances have seen him travel throughout the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe. Danny is very proud to serve as an educational clinician/endorser for Pearl/Adams, REMO Drumheads, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Zildjian Cymbals and StickTape. For more information, please visit his website at www.backsticks.com.