Gretsch Drums Announce 140th Celebratory Concert at NYC’s The Cutting Room

Gretsch Drums have announced “Gretsch Night in New York City,” a special one-night-only event to celebrate 140 years of Gretsch Drums history, featuring performances by revered drummers Mark Guiliana, Will Calhoun, Nate Wood, and Bill Stewart, on May 23 at The Cutting Room.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1883, Gretsch Drums is an iconic American drum brand manufactured in Ridgeland, South Carolina. For 140 years, this award-winning company has been providing “That Great Gretsch Sound” to drummers around the globe, including Phil Collins, Vinnie Colaiuta, Cindy Blackman, Ash Soan, Steve Ferrone, and Keith Carlock, among others. The 140th celebratory concert will take place on May 23 at The Cutting Room in NYC.

The Cutting Room sits at its new location on East 32nd Street between Park and Madison, building on a decade of history that includes some of today’s top performers like John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Sting, Sheryl Crow, and David Bowie, all of who have graced the stage at the previous location. “We wanted a place where up-and-coming artists could get seen and established artists felt comfortable playing club gigs. We wanted a place with great sound, creative food, and cocktails where the venue itself was as beautiful as the music,” says Steve Walter, the venue’s owner.

There are multiple revered drummers performing at the celebratory concert, including Mark Guiliana, who has played on over thirty recordings including David Bowie’s final album Blackstar, and has been described by the New York Times as “a drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed.” Bill Stewart has played in the John Scofield band since the early ‘90s, although his extensive credits have seen him record with artists including Maceo Parker, Pat Methany, and Lee Kopnitz, as well as solo records.

Other drummers included in this special event include multiple GRAMMY award winner and longtime drummer for Living Colour Will Calhoun, who has performed and recorded with a diverse array of notable artists such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, Carly Simon, Public Enemy, and more. The final musician is Grammy-nominated drummer and multi-instrumentalist Nate Wood, founding member of the quintet Kneebody. He has also performed or recorded with many notable artists including Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, Brian May and Roger Taylor (Queen), Sting, and more.

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