Me, Myself and Eye: Andrew Drury Percussion

ANDREW DRURY is a drummer/composer who embraces the continuum from tradition to exploration and who has been called “one of the most innovative and bold drummers on the modern music scene” (Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz). A long time student of the legendary drummer Ed Blackwell, Drury is known for propulsive drumming, a distinctive compositional voice, and a live performance energy that is simultaneously primal, refined, and visually captivating. As heard in solo performances and on his solo cd, The Drum, his use of extreme wind and friction techniques recasts the notion of percussion by transforming a drum into a pitch instrument capable of producing a stunning range of microtonal and multiphonic frequencies.  Drury has made over 50 recordings, performed in 25 countries, and “performs with the crème de la crème...a who’s who of current jazz and improv pioneers” (Glenn Astarita) a group that has included Wadada Leo Smith, Myra Melford, and others. Drury has been a member of Jason Kao Hwang’s groups for over a decade, a member of the trio 1032K featuring Frank Lacy, and the multi-media trio Telepathic Televison with Robert Dick and live animator Joshue Ott . His Soup & Sound house concert series has presented over 70 performances by innovative artists from around the world including Agusti Fernandez, Satoko Fujii, Tomeka Reid, Jaap Blonck, and many others. Drury is also Director of Continuum Culture & Arts, Inc.