PRLog - April 28, 2013 - NEW YORK -- Swiss Chris is an in-demand first-call session drummer/music director. He recently worked with the legendary Gloria Gaynor doing TV appearances and touring for the 30th anniversary “I Will Survive” promo. Swiss is well-known for his work as musical director and drummer for the nine-time GRAMMY® winner John Legend, with whom he worked for four years. He is now concentrating on his own solo career with a forthcoming album. Swiss is also actively involved with his charitable organization, S.W.I.S.S. (Saving With Instruments, Samples and Soundz), dedicated to healing, education, and promoting communication through music for the betterment of the world.
Swiss Chris - Music Director
Swiss Chris has worked with artists such as Sir Elton John, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Wyclef Jean, Miss Lauryn Hill, Corinne Bailey Rae, India Arie, Bridget Kelly, Marsha Ambrosius and has appeared on numerous television shows.
While in the States, Swiss Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in performance from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He further studied at Drummers Collective in New York. He received multiple awards and honors as a marching band field drummer, and as a big band and contemporary jazz drummer in Switzerland. Swiss Chris endorses Natal Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Regal Tip Sticks, Evans Drum Heads, Roland Electronics.
Swiss Chris will be conducting a book signing of his best selling book, "Modern Drum Set Stickings", after the show. http://www.amazon.com/
Dream Team One featuring:
Swiss Chris, Drums
Jay Rodriquez, Sax/Flute
Malik Work, MC/Poetry
Francesco Beccaro, Bass
Surya Botifasino, Keyboards
Ginny's Supper Club at the Red Rooster Harlem
310 Lenox Avenue (between 125th/126th Streets)
Harlem, New York 10027
Thursday, May 2, 7:30pm and 10pm
Music Fee: $10 - Advance Ticket Purchase Recommended
Also, a special display of P.A.S. Hall of Famer Arnie "Morris" Lang's new drum set series "Brooklyn Tagz" perfomed on by one of Swiss' top students, Josue "Sway" Guillen. For more information see www.langpercussion.com