Studio virtuoso percussionist – drummer M.B. Gordy, will present an intimate show and tell demonstration of his large ethnic and rare percussion instrument arsenal that has been featured in countless motion pictures, television shows and recordings. This interactive evening taking place at MB’s state of the art percussion studio in Tarzana and will also include discussion of the instrument usage possibilities, various sounds, notation and much more. (Event will run approx 2 hours) Bring all your percussion questions! Limited audience capacity, multiple dates to accommodate all reservations, others may be added.
1st session: Wed. April 5 – 7:30 PM
2nd session: Tues.April 11 – 7:30 PM
FIRM Reservations required – limited availability each date.
Additional sessions will be set to accommodate overflow reservations.
Location TBA to registrants.
Only open at this time to ASMAC members and students.
M.B. received his Bachelor’s Degree from Glassboro State College and his Master’s Degree from California Institute of the Arts with extensive study of ethnic percussion. He has been working as a freelance musician and producer in the L.A. area for many years. His film credits include: The Crow, Stigmata, The Siege, Negotiator, Titan AE, Happy Texas, Heartbreakers, Scream 2 & 3, Shipping News, Collateral Damage,Scary Movie, Eight Legged Freaks, Not Another Teen Movie, Wonder Boys, Country Bears, Scorpion King, Men in Black II, High Crimes, Red Dragon,Terminator 3, X-Men II, and Blade II, Transformers I and II, Alvin and the Chipmunks, 3:10 to Yuma, Die Hard 4, the King of California, Cats and Dogs 2, Marmaduke, Spiderman 1, 2 and 3, Transformers, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Get Him to the Greek, 40 year old Virgin, American Reunion, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 and 3, Secretariat, Too Big to Fail, White Out, The Lions, We are Marshall, Cowboys and Aliens, Loony Tunes and many more.Television credits include: King of the Hill, Angel,King of Queens, Any DayNow, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, American Dreams, Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Mentalist, The Tudors, Caprica,Human Target, Trauma, The Unit, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Eureka, Mad Men, Black Sails, Da vinci’s Demons, Defiance, Reign, Castle and many more.
M.B. has performed with the LA Philharmonic, The National Symphony, The LosAngeles Chamber Orchestra, The Long Beach Opera, The Pasadena Pops and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, California Phil, Golden State Pops, Santa Barbara Symphony, Pageant of the Masters, Jacaranda, and Monday Evening Concerts. Pop and Rock credits include: Frank Zappa, John Tesh, Three Dog Night, Loggins and Messina, Wilco, Tribe 1, KLaosz Theory, The Doobie Brothers, Glenn Yarbrough and Rhapsody in Taps, Freeflight, Andrea Marcovicci, RitaCoolidge, George Kahn, Kaosz Theory, Josh Groban, The Callaway Sisters, Jason Graau, The Leading Ladies of Phantom, Don Rickles, Johnny Mathis, Jackie Evancho, and Beck. Theatre Includes: Lion King, The Color Purple, WestSide Story. Camelot, 9-5, The Beautiful Lady, Sea below middle Sea, Jerry Herman’s Broadway, Dangerous Beauty, Bring it On, Los Otros, One Night Only, Too Old for the Chorus. Video games include: Africa, Dante’s inferno, God of War 3, Socom, TheSimms, Black Ops 3, Uncharted 2 and 3, and many more….
M.B.’s recording credits include:
Bill Withers, Green Day, Anna Visi, REO Speedwagon, Phillip Keveren, Jaguares, My Chemical Romance, the Doobie Brothers, John Tesh, Neil Diamond, Juan Gabriel, Kenny Lattimore, George Kahn, Brandi, and Guns and Roses,Teddy Pendergrass, Barry Manilow, Green Day, Eva Avila, David Boswell, Jada Pinkett, and Josh Groban to name a few. He has had the fortune of working with noted producers including Peter Asher, Don Was, Mat Wallace ,Rob Cavallo and Scotty Morris, among others. From 2001 until April of 2005, M.B. was the percussionist/drummer for the Doobie Brothers and from 2005 to 2011 played with Rita Coolidge as well as freelancing in Los Angeles.
M.B. is currently endorsed by Yamaha, Remo, Pork Pie, Vic Firth, Toca, Vaughncraft, Rhythmtech and Paiste. For the past 25 years he has also been involved with the Yamaha Education Division as a clinician and education consultant.