Dare To Drum: Film Premiere and Review from the Dallas International Film Festival


Dare to Drum film poster

When Stewart Copeland first formed the Police, “Stewart decided to form a new band fashioned on the vibe and energy of punk music,” according to a blurb from the bio on his official website. Stewart has approached virtually every project since with that same sensibility…

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Diary Friday 27th March 2015


Mystery Writers by Nana B Agyei on Flickr

I got my welfare officers to release my five year work history, except it stops a few months short of the date the employers need covering. They now need a deeper record of my work history and I have had to request that too, though it could take weeks to send it to me.

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Artistry in Rhythm: A Must Have Stan Kenton DVD

October 24, 2014 | Posted in JAZZ, MUSIC, ORCHESTRAL MUSIC | By

Are you in the cult of Stan Kenton? Stan Kenton is one of those modern jazz legends whose importance is gauged equally by those who champion his art, and those who deride it. Many critics point to his bombast, or

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Don Ellis Electric Heart DVD 2014: A Must Have Document of Musical Genius

October 17, 2014 | Posted in JAZZ, ORCHESTRAL MUSIC | By

Underrated Big Band Leader and Film Score Composer Donald Johnson Ellis was one of the most underrated musicians of the 20th Century. Don unfortunately passed away at the age of 44 during the year 1978. His early death more than

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Gil Evans Orchestrates the Music of Jimi Hendrix

May 20, 2014 | Posted in JAZZ, ORCHESTRAL MUSIC, ROCK | By

Jazz lore tells it, that in 1969, before Jimi Hendrix met his demise, he had discussed a collaboration with the jazz arranger Gil Evans and jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. Believe it or not, Jimi even discussed bringing Paul McCartney into

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Stewart Copeland’s Orchestral Ben-Hur is a Visual and Musical Triumph

April 22, 2014 | Posted in CLASSICS, LIVE MUSIC, ORCHESTRAL MUSIC | By

Stewart Copeland performs April 19, 2014 with the Virginia Arts Festival Orchestra.

Saturday night in Norfolk, Stewart Copeland rocked the house with the premiere of his Orchestral Ben-Hur. The extravaganza featured Copeland on stage himself, alternating between drumkit and percussion rack alongside the 60-member Virginia Arts Festival Orchestra…

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Stewart Copeland’s Orchestral Ben-Hur Set for World Premiere in 2014

November 7, 2013 | Posted in LIVE MUSIC, ORCHESTRAL MUSIC | By

Stewart Copeland

Scoring New Music to the 1925 Silent Film Classic Fans of musician and composer Stewart Copeland, mark your calendars and clear your plans for Easter weekend in 2014. On April 19 he will be performing with the Virginia Arts Festival

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