Exit Velocity Festival: Mach 4 Drum Fest
Prizes and Competitions Series
Eastside Jazz Club, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
This event will now be free of charge.
Wheelchair users are entitled to concessionary priced tickets with a complimentary companion seat. Guide dogs are welcome at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire venues. If you wish to bring a Guide Dog or wheelchair, please let the Events Office know by calling 0121 331 5909.
Jazz drum legend and much-loved Conservatoire tutor, Tony Levin passed away in February 2011. His legacy still very much lives on with us and one of the forms in which this happens is the continuation of the Tony Levin Drum Prize.Tony’s plan was that each student finalist would play a short set with fellow Jazz Department tutors, Arnie Somogyi and Jean Toussaint, to determine which student is most deserving of the accolade of ‘most swinging’.
Witness a high-energy concert and a spotlight on future careers in jazz drumming: a ‘happening’ as Tony would say.
4.30pm Ruggero Caruso
6.30pm Jonathan Silk
7.45pm Tony Levin Drum Prize