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Andrew Drury

Brooklyn, NY         

ANDREW DRURY is a drummer/composer whose work embraces the continuum from tradition to exploration. A long time student of the legendary drummer Ed Blackwell, Drury is known for his lyrical and propulsive drumming, distinctive compositional voice, inventive use of extended techniques, and a live performance energy that is primal, refined, and visually captivating. Performing in Jazz, Free Improvisation, and idioms spanning New Music, Post-Rock, and other genres, Drury has performed in 30 countries and on over 50 recordings.

As a bandleader he leads a quartet, CONTENT PROVIDER, featuring Briggan Krauss, Ingrid Laubrock, and Brandon Seabrook and a TENTET. His past groups have included Myra Melford, Mark Dresser, Peter Evans, Eyvind Kang, and others. Drury’s solo work employs a single floor tom or tympani and extreme extended wind and friction techniques that transform the drum into a generator of frequencies, textures, difference tones, and multiphonics akin to electronic music, and which stretch the definition of “percussion” up to and beyond its limits. 

A cooperative trio Drury plays in–1032K with Ku-umba Frank Lacy and Kevin Ray–is finishing its second recording featuring special guest Roswell Rudd, and in 2014 was commissioned by the Lincoln Center Atrium to create a suite based on the music of Skip James. As a sideperson/collaborator he has worked with artists such as Jason Kao Hwang, Jack Wright, Stephanie Richards, Robert Dick, Steve Swell, JD Parran, Michel Doneda, Miya Masaoka, Elliott Sharp, Kris Davis, Jaap Blonck, Christine Abdelnour, Nate Wooley, Mazen Kerbaj, Darius Jones, Cooper-Moore, and many more.

Drury founded the Soup & Sound house concert series in Brooklyn, NY which has presented over 110 performances (and pots of excellent soup) featuring artists such as Agusti Fernandez, Tomeka Reid, Isabelle Duthoit, Jaap Blonck, Satoko Fujii, and Joe McPhee. Drury is the Director of Continuum Culture & Arts, a non-profit 501c3 organization that does performance presentation, education, recording, international cultural exchange, runs the Different Track Recordings label, and other activities.

For more information:

www.andrewdrury.com

www.continuumculture.org

www.soupandsound.org

www.differenttrackproductions.org