Paul wertico - the yin and the yout


Wertico is very active in the field of education. In addition to teaching drums privately for 45 years, he is an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University in Chicago, [2] and he also headed the school’s Jazz & Contemporary Music Studies program for five years. He served on the faculty of the percussion and jazz-studies programs at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois for 16 years, and taught at the Bloom School of Jazz in Chicago for several years.

Wertico has performed numerous drum clinics and master classes at universities, high schools, and music stores in the . and around the world, including Drummers Collective in NYC, Percussion Institute of Technology in LA, North Texas State University, and the University of Miami, as well as Musicians Institute in England, Drummers Institute in Germany, Università della Musica in Italy, Escuela de Música de Buenos Aires in Argentina, and the Rimon School of Jazz in Israel. He has been a featured clinician/soloist at numerous international drum festivals including Canada’s Cape Breton International Drum Festival and the Montréal Drum Fest, Uruguay’s Montevideo Drum Festival, the CrossDrumming International Festival of Percussive Arts in Poland, the Mendoza International Drum Festival in Argentina, the Percussion Camp International Percussion Festival in Greece, and the First International Drummers Week in Venezuela, as well as at schools and festivals in New Zealand, Chile, Mexico, Russia, Hungary, France, Sweden, Ireland, and Spain. He also performed at the 1994, 1999 & 2002 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, the 1997 Modern Drummer Drum Festival (and appeared in videos of two of those events), and the 2005, 2013 & 2014 Chicago Drum Shows. Wertico is featured on the Drum Workshop videos, The American Dream II , and The American Dream III . He has released two instructional videos: Fine-Tuning Your Performance and Paul Wertico's Drum Philosophy -- the latter (that is also available on DVD), was named “One of the best drum videos of the last 25 years” by Modern Drummer magazine.

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Dave Holland – acoustic bass
Mino Cinelu – congas
Bob Mintzer – tenor saxophone
David Mann – alto saxophone
Victor Bailey – electric bass
Peter “Ski” Schwartz – keyboard
Paul Wertico – electronic & acoustic drums, cymbals, drum programming, electronic & acoustic percussion
Howard Levy – pennywhistle, Jew’s harp
Michael Bearden – keyboards
David Liebman – soprano saxophone
David Andrew Mann – alto saxophone
Brian Keane – guitar
Richie Beirach – piano
Barara Unger-Wertico – keyboards, programming
Bill Syniar – programming
Yu Gno Who – guitar synthesizer


Paul Wertico - The Yin And The Yout

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