Episode #10 Claus Hessler
Episode #10 of the Washington Tattoo Podcast with the incredible Claus Hessler Is Now Live!
In fact, the passing on of this ever-present drumming philosophy (named after Jim‘s Mentor Sanford Moeller) could hardly be in better hands - especially with Chapin being the undisputed master of this technique. Besides being seen as legit and ultimate MOELLER TECHNIQUE source, Claus is mostly known for his OPENHANDED style and is looked at as a leading authority/master teacher with students like ANIKA NILLES, DANIAL ADAIR or DAVID GARIBALDI to his credit.
He has performed at numerous DRUM EVENTS, sharing stage with Steve Smith, Alex Acuna, Walfredo Reyes Jr., JoJo Mayer, David Garibaldi, Johnny Rabb or percussion fame Luis Conte, earning STANDING OVATIONS at PASIC, Indianapolis. His educational releases gained worldwide recognition and have repeatedly been nominated "Best Educational Book" - just as Claus was nominated BEST EDUCATOR | CLINICIAN with Modern Drummer Magazine.
Trademark of Claus' INDIVIDUAL STLYE is a mixture of stunning TECHNICAL SKILLS, OSTINATO-work, a wide spectrum of musical styles, and open-handed playing - bridging the gap between "just drums" and real-world musical applications. Besides his hammond organ
trio FLUX Claus has performed live and in the studio with international greats of the music scene. claushessler.com
"I hardly know anyone who is
closer to the real Moeller
JIM CHAPIN (1919-2009)
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Claus is one of our featured performers on our January 3rd, 2021 “A Call to Arms and Arts” show. Get your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/127611817381