Upcoming Next Door Café Events

Live from the Next Door Cafe

Thursday, November 30th 2023 | 6:00PM


Gary and Dennis will be performing and will demonstrate how the icon bass and drum grooves were created from the two albums , Blue Matter & Loud Jazz. They will also be discussing the making of the Pick Hits Live & In The Pocket Video/ DVD. After the demonstration, there will be a question and answer segment in the clinic. Come join us for this very exciting and informative Master Class event!

DENNIS CHAMBERS: An American drummer who has recorded and performed with John Scofield, George Duke,Brecker Brothers, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, CAB, Greg Howe, and many others. Despite a lack of formal training, Chambers has become well known among drummers for his technique and speed. Chambers is particularly regarded for his ability to play "in the pocket" but can also stretch very far out of the pocket which is also a hallmark of his technique. Chambers exhibits a powerful style that is technically proficient, yet highly musical and groove-oriented. He can play in a wide variety of musical genres, but is perhaps most notable for his jazz-fusion, funk, and Latin music playing. He is mostly known for his fast hands and triplets on the bass drum.

GARY GRAINGER: When Gary Grainger speaks, it's usually in clean bass tones articulated in musical dialects ranging from fusion to pure jazz. Music aficionados everywhere have heard a lot of what Gary has to say. From his early days with soul singer Luther Ingram to his years as a member of Earth, Wind and Fire to his contribution to John Scofield's celebrated quartet, Gary just was on tour with Robben Ford in July 2021 and was on tour with Mike Stern, Bill Evans and Dennis Chambers in MAY 2022. Currently on tour with Acoustic Alchemy.