<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 18:01:49 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: OMAR HAKIM Drum Clinic]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 10:17:17 +0000 CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Legendary drummer OMAR HAKIM joins the CosmoFEST artist roster and will be doing a drum clinic at CosmoFEST on Saturday, June 4th, 2016!

Omar Hakim at CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

The amount of credits to this legendary drummer's name is too insane. He's played with Michael Jackson, Daft Punk, Dire Straits, Journey, Sting, Madonna, David Bowie, Miles Davis and countless other influential artists. There's a reason why he's one of the most in demand drummers out there today.

Admission to CosmoFEST is FREE, but there is a nominal fee for this special clinic - ONLY $10.

Tickets on sale NOW!

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CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: OMAR HAKIM Drum Clinic

DATE:  Saturday, June 4th, 2016
TIME:  Clinic Time to be Announced on CosmoFEST.ca
WHERE:  Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill


 


 

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: TOSIN ABASI & MATT GARSTKA Guitar and Drum Clinic]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 10:00:57 +0000 CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Animals as Leaders' TOSIN ABASI & MATT GARSTKA are joining the CosmoFEST artist roster and will be doing a joint guitar & drum clinic at CosmoFEST on Saturday, June 4th, 2016!

Tosin Abasi and Matt Garstka at CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

TOSIN ABASI - He's one of the best metal guitarists in the world, and this is not a hyperbolic statement. His truly innovative 'thumping' technique on the 8 string electric has created a new style of heavy metal, which he showcases in Animals As Leaders. His technicality is only rivalled by his creativity.

MATT GARSTKA - Animals As Leaders is a band that's constantly taking the metal world by storm, and Matt Garstka holds it down on the kit. His impressive skills amplify the power of the complex and creative riffage that defines the band's sound.

Admission to CosmoFEST is FREE, but there is a nominal fee for this special clinic - ONLY $15.

Tickets on sale NOW!

BUY TICKETS

CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: TOSIN ABASI & MATT GARSTKA Guitar and Drum Clinic

DATE:  Saturday, June 4th, 2016
TIME:  Clinic Time to be Announced on CosmoFEST.ca
WHERE:  Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill


 


 

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Cosmo Music Presents: SONOR DAYS 2015]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:37:05 +0000 Cosmo Music Presents

SONOR DAYS 2015

Friday, September 18th & Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Powered by: SONOR / Zildjian / Vic Firth / REMO

UPDATE: Watch a live performance of the Steve Smith clinic with Trichy Sankaran

UPDATE: Watch exclusive interviews below with Steve Smith, Tyler Stewart, and more!

Steve Smith talks about his clinic with Trichy Sankaran, his masterclass, his start with Journey, and his passion for Indian rhythms.

Tyler Stewart talks about the Barenaked Ladies new record, Silverball, and maple syrup!

Chuck D Keeping talks about Big Wreck, touring, and more.

Watch Davide DiRenzo, Anthony Michelli, and Dave Patel share a few thoughts about Cosmo Music.


All events at Cosmo Music

Featuring STEVE SMITH (Journey), TRICHY SANKARAN, TYLER STEWART (Barenaked Ladies), CHRIS LESSO (MODUS FACTOR), AUBREY DALE and more!

TWO jammed-packed days: Clinic, Workshop, Masterclass, Meet n' Greets, incredible drum Deals & Offers, Giveaways and a whole lot more!

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH - 7 PM

Steve Smith Clinic Performance with Invited Guest, Trichy Sankaran

• Featuring the all-new SONOR Vintage Series Drums (2015 NAMM Show Best in Show winner)
• Meet several SONOR Artists & Product Representatives
• A chance to WIN Steve's Signature Snare Drum or other door prizes!
• In the Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
• Limited Tickets Available ($15)



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH - 11 AM

Chris Lesso: "Life Through Rhythm" Workshop

• In the Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
• ADMISSION IS FREE!

For this workshop, we will be harnessing the connection between the passion of drumming and music, and achieving peak performance in everyday life! We will be expanding skills that directly impact our lives everyday and lead to achieving our success: Focus, Energy, Passion, Team Building and Relationships, Handling Stress and Other Challenges, and having FUN!

• Find your peak potential and success through drumming and music
• Cultivate real life tools towards achieving success in music and life
• Explore the connections between the rhythm of the drum, to the rhythm of life and our habits and best practices

Experience the thrill of reaching your untapped potential, and exploring the art of possibilities in everyday life through the power of drumming and music. This is where life skills and rhythm meet! Chris Lesso’s LTR event inspires not only musicians, but anyone looking to learn real life tools that connect the passion of music to living a life of our dreams, achieving our success, and living our fullest potential every day.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH - 1 PM

Steve Smith Masterclass

• Masterclass ticket includes ONE complimentary ticket to Steve's Friday evening clinic performance (Fri Sept 18th) and an EXCLUSIVE private meet n' greet with Steve
• Be sure to bring a notepad, pencils, drumsticks and rubber practice pads
• In the Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
• Limited Tickets Available ($50)

Steve will share his philosophy of musicianship, using a cycle of Study, Practice, and Performance, and his ideas on how to develop efficient hand-and-foot techniques for playing the drum set. Smith will also discuss and demonstrate his approach to playing odd times, referencing his woodshed master class in the article Drumming in Odd Time Signatures (DownBeat magazine, November 2013), which includes his concepts for integrating rhythms from India into his drum-set approach. Smith will play a variety of solo pieces and will be open to answering questions from the audience and addressing any drumming-related topic.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH - 3 PM

SONOR Artist Meet & Greet/Signing Session

• This is YOUR chance to get up close with some of the best drummers working today
• This event is FREE!

Featuring Tyler Stewart (Barenaked Ladies), Davide DiRenzo (Tom Cochrane/ Cassandra Wilson), Steve Smith, Chris Lesso, Dave Patel (Emmanuel Jal) and several Canadian Sonor Artists!


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH - 4:30 PM

Live Performance by CHRIS LESSO’S MODUS FACTOR

• Featuring Chris Lesson (drums), Ian De Souza (bass) and Brownman Ali (Trumpet)
• In the Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
• ADMISSION IS FREE!

MODUS FACTOR is a Toronto-based trio that emphasizes real-time creation & in the moment improvisation while colliding world music traditions and modern electronic music. Each performance is always unique and etched in real-time, bringing together band and audience into a singular shared intense musical experience.


PLUS...
• See the latest from SONOR including the all-new SONOR Vintage Series
• Sonor’s Flagship German Production Series: PROLITE
• Several Artist Signature / German-Made and One-Of-A-Kind Limited Edition Snare drums
• Meet and talk with Sonor product specialists & Sonor Artists all weekend-long
• Special promotional offers and incredible deals on All SONOR products
• YOU CAN WIN! Each event offers the chance to win a STEVE SMITH SIGNATURE SNARE DRUM!


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<![CDATA[LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - Drum Clinic and Masterclass with Former Journey Drummer STEVE SMITH]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:15:57 +0000 The man who sat in the drum throne of legendary rock band Journey in the classic years of the late seventies and early 80s is coming to the Cosmopolitan Music Hall for a Drum Clinic and Masterclass - As part of the SONOR DAYS Weekend (Fri Sept 18th & Sat Sept 19th)

UPDATE: Watch a live performance of the Steve Smith clinic with Trichy Sankaran

Steve Smith He's been voted #1 all-around drummer for 5 years in a row by Modern Drummer, and it's easy to see why. The man is a legend, be here and learn from the best!

Here are the details:

Performance Clinic:
Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7PM in the Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: $15
Click here to get your ticket!

Masterclass:
Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 1PM in the Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: $50*
*Limited number of tickets available. Masterclass ticket also includes ONE (1) ticket to Performance Clinic.
Click here to get your Masterclass ticket!

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<![CDATA[Summer Drum Tune-Up Event | On Now until July 31st!]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:52:49 +0000 Time to change your drum heads to get that sound & tone you’ve been looking for?

Did You Know...
Drum experts recommend changing your heads, tops and bottoms every year or two to get the most out of your kit. This summer, Cosmo Music's Drum & Percussion Specialists are here to help you play to the right beat!

Swing by the store or give us a shout to reserve a time to have us help you choose the right heads for your kit. We’ll even install them for you at NO EXTRA CHARGE!

Need help with a single drum? Your entire kit? Whatever you like. Contact the Drummer's Den at 905.770.5222 x320.

Drum Tune-Up

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<![CDATA[What's New? Ryan and Cristina have March's Cosmo Minute Report!]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:06:46 +0000 Ryan & Cristina are back with January 2015's Cosmo Minute Report!

The Suhr 2015 Collection has arrived! Inspired by nature, these are some truly authentic premium instruments.
Click here to see more!

Antonio Sanchez, grammy award winner and composer for the Academy Award winning Best Picture Birdman, will be hosting an intimate clinic on the Cosmopolitan Music Hall stage!
Click here for more details!

Former drummer and founding member of Our Lady Peace will be hosting a drum clinic at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall!
Click here for details!

Drum Performance Clinic with Jeremy Taggart - Sept 25, 2015

The RCM Celebration Series is out now!
Click here to find out more!

Stay tuned for more Cosmo Minute Reports!

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<![CDATA[LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - ANTONIO SANCHEZ - Composer for Birdman!]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:42:44 +0000 Antonio Sanchez, grammy award winner and composer for the Academy Award winning Best Picture Birdman, will be hosting an intimate clinic on the Cosmopolitan Music Hall stage!

 
 
 

UPDATE:

Check out Antonio Sanchez performing a jazz drum solo live at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall:

Birdman was the biggest winner of Oscar night, and Antonio Sanchez' jazz infused score is one of the key elements that make up that stellar film. Sanchez has been a part of the Pat Metheny Group and won a Grammy Award in 2003 in the "Best Contemporary Jazz Album" category. His solo albums have been critically acclaimed in the jazz world, and we're more than excited to have him host a clinic here at Cosmo Music.

LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - ANTONIO SANCHEZ

Date: Mon Apr 6, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.




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<![CDATA[LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - JEREMY TAGGART]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:20:44 +0000 Former drummer of Canadian Alt-Rock group, OUR LADY PEACE, Jeremy Taggart will be taking the Cosmopolitan Music Hall stage for an intimate and interactive evening of pure drumming talent!

UPDATE: Watch Jeremy Taggart perform a drum cover of One Man Army from Our Lady Peace.

UPDATE: We sat down with Jeremy Taggart recently and discussed Our Lady Peace, his podcast project, the sound of the late 90s, and more. Watch the interview below:

On Our Lady Peace:

On the sound of the 90s:

On the Taggart 'N' Torrens Podcast:

On the upcoming drum clinic LIVE at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall:

In addition to drumming for Our Lady Peace, Taggart has worked on various side projects, including providing the drums on Chantal Kreviazuk's song "Blue", Geddy Lee's song "Home On The Strange", and The Beautiful Unknown's song "Riot in the House of Ruin".

You can also catch Jeremy with Jonathan Torrens (Trailer Park Boys, Jonovision) talk all things #Canadianity on their popular radio show and podcast, TAGGART and TORRENS!

LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - JEREMY TAGGART

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Date: Friday, September 25, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

NOTE: this is a rescheduled event that was to be held April 10; please retain your original confirmation emails for this event, or if you wish you can request a full refund at support@cosmomusic.ca

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.


Jeremy Taggart

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<![CDATA[Sabian's BIG and UGLY NAMM Launch - Available NOW at Cosmo Music!]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:00:58 +0000 Introducing the Big and Ugly Collection from SABIAN - Launching at The NAMM Show 2015 and we already have them ALL stocked!

These fun-to-play ride cymbals are big, dark and dynamic, and offer so much complexity and versatility you won't ever want to stop playing them! All of these beautifully-crafted cymbals are AVAILABLE NOW at Cosmo Music!

 

Big and Ugly Sabian

Be sure to click each cymbal below to learn more!
Question? Contact the Drummer's Den at 905.770.5222 x320.

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<![CDATA[Sounds like more savings! Buy a Yamaha DTX502 series drum kit and get a PCY90AT Trigger Pad for free!]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:50:21 +0000 Purchase a Yamaha DTX522K, DTX532K, or DTX562K Drum Kit and receive a FREE PCY90AT Trigger Pad ($89.99 value)!* Purchases must have been made between November 1st, 2014 and February 28th, 2015.

Click Here for more details!

Yamaha DTX Promo

Question? Contact the Drummer's Den at 905.770.5222 x320.

*Valid on eligible new in-stock instruments purchased at authorized Yamaha dealers in Canada. Submission deadline: 03/31/2015. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. All promotions are while supplies last. Only Valid in Canada. Yamaha Canada Music reserves the right to cancel these offers at any time. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Shipping to physical mailing addresses only; Yamaha Canada Music cannot ship to PO boxes.

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