If you love the beat of drums; if you love Bangalore and if you're in the city in December, you're in for a treat. One of the world's best solo drummers, Jojo Mayer is all set to make his way to Bangalore, India, for the first time ever, on 8th December, 2018 at BlueFrog, Bengaluru.
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Mayer, who is a Swiss-born drummer based in New York, is known for his creative and innovative drumming techniques, will be performing as Nerve, which is evolved out of Jojo Mayer's legendary party event Prohibited Beatz in NYC during the late 90′s. Initially a platform for experimental interaction between DJ's, visual artists, musicians and the audience, the collective that comprises of Jojo Mayer on drums, John Davis on bass, Jacob Bergson on keyboards and Aaron Nevezie on sound and audio manipulation, eventually developed into a fine tuned group that cross-pollinated the premeditated format of programmed electronic music styles with real time, improvised music performance.
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Within that format, the band assimilated a wide spectrum of electronic styles from old school Jungle, Dub Step or Glitch beats to Minimal and Tech House and anything that could escape genre descriptions yet. In the process, the group managed to acquaint a new audience with improvised music for the first time and ultimately bring the Jazz tradition of improvisation, driving rhythms and stylistic evolution to the digital age. Meanwhile, it embraces the essence of Rock 'n Roll of having a good time and showing the finger to anyone who has a problem with it. Nerve re-examines and transcends the relationship between human creativity and digital technology and created a new form of musical expression which is completely unique in the world today.
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Mayer's reputation as a performer and instructor has soared, not only among his fans, but among his fellow musicians too. He has performed in some of the biggest and most famous drum festivals; has played alongside world renowned drummers including Dave Weckl, Terry Bozzio, Jack DeJohnette and Billy Cobham, among others.
Having taught himself throughout his childhood—he got his first drum set at the age of 2 and performed for the public in Hong Kong when he was only 3 years old—Mayer joined a professional band when he was eighteen. Mayer is one of the most sought after drummers. His dexterity as a drummer and experience has led him to work with artists from various music genres.
It's going to be quite a gig to attend and experience as Mayer unleashes his legendary skills on India for the very first time.