Legendary Jazz drummer Jeff Hamilton (Ella Fitzgerald/Diana Krall/Paul McCartney/Michael Buble) has joined the line up for the first annual Thomas Lang’s Big Drum Bonanza (BDB), scheduled for June 25th -29th at The Palm Garden Hotel, Thousand Oaks California. Drummers of all ages, levels and styles are invited to join Thomas Lang and other special guest instructors including world-renowned drummers Virgil Donati (Steve Vai/Planet X/Derek Sherinian); Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp/Chickenfoot/Bob Seger); Chris Coleman (The Mars Volta) and Chris Coleman (Prince/Stanley Clark) for this exciting, 5-day music camp and educational experience. Lang and his special guest teachers will lead daily schedule of intensive drumming, drum education, Q&A sessions, private lessons, exclusive presentations and more.

For nearly four decades, drummer Jeff Hamilton has proven to be one of the most versatile and original drummers in contemporary music. Having worked with an incredibly diverse range of artists – from Country legend Willie Nelson – to Ella Fitzgerald, The Count Basie Orchestra, Queen Latifah and Michael Buble – Hamilton’s impeccable feel, skill and brush technique are simply unsurpassed.

"The addition of Jeff Hamilton brings a whole new dynamic to the Big Drum Bonanza," says Lang. “His brush work and his feel set the standard for Jazz drumming. You will definitely see me sitting in on his lessons!”

World-renowned drumming superstar/producer, award-winning instructional DVD creator and author, Thomas Lang was named #13 on Rhythm magazine’s “Top Drummers of the Past 25 Years” and has previously hosted prestigious Thomas Lang Drumming Boot Camps drum camps all over the world in various locations including: Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Berlin, Vienna, London and Melbourne among others.

All Big Drum Bonanza packages offer full tuition and total access to the entire program of activities and performances and private room accommodations at The Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, California located just 25 minutes outside Los Angeles.

For additional information, pricing packages and updates on the Big Drum Bonanza, please visit www.bigdrumbonanza.com

Email: elizabethlang@rockarcadia.com