Date(s) - 03/01/2014
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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In Memoriam: John Bergamo 1940 – 2013 | Our group founder, dear friend, and life mentor. We will miss you Guruji.
- Randy Gloss
- Andrew Grueschow
- Austin Wrinkle
“A Stellar percussion group … extraordinary soloing, and extensive palette of sounds” – Modern Drummer
Hands On’Semble is a contemporary percussion ensemble devoted to the art of hand drumming founded by renowned percussion vanguard John Bergamo in 1997 with Randy Gloss, Andrew Grueschow, and Austin Wrinkle. Since the group’s inception, Hands On’Semble has developed a repertoire of original compositions, blending the rhythmic concepts, forms, and techniques from a multitude of drumming cultures from around the world. Hands On’Semble has performed and lectured at many of the world’s premier percussion and world music festivals, music schools and conservatories, and have collaborated in performance and recording with a wide array of highly esteemed percussion artists from around the world including: Swapan Chaudhuri, Houman Pourmehdi, Abbos Kosimov, Poovalur Sriji, Adam Rudolph, Glen Velez, Jamey Haddad, Steve Shehan, Mark Nauseef, Brad Dutz, Ed Mann, Pete Lockett, Carlos Stasi and Guello. Hands On’Semble has released five albums to date and fellow percussionists and critics alike have praised their work as being some of the most important and interesting of it’s kind.
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