What: Portland State University's Popular Music Board presents a night of instructional drum set performance and discussion with Karriem Riggins, master drummer and music producer. Riggins has recently performed and recorded with Diana Krall and Mulgrew Miller, and has also been featured as a percussionist and producer with the Roots, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Common and Erykah Badu.
The evening also features an opening performance by Joel Fadness. Fadness started the progressive Jazz trio Jetpack Rental in 2005, and has played drums for guitarist Larry Mitchell, Latin Rock band Sol Fire, Joy Harjo and others.
When: Tuesday, February 19, 2008. Doors open at 6 p.m. Karriem is slated to go on at 6:45 p.m.
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom, room 355 (1825 SW Broadway).
Cost: General admission is $10, student admission is $8. Tickets are available at the door, through the PSU box office or at www.pmbpresents.org.
Background: The Portland State University Popular Music Board provides free professional audio systems and technicians for every PSU student group, one large event per year, and one small/medium event per term.
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