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Les Miserables - Jason Degenhardt

Jason Degenhardt's setup for Les Miserables at the Topeka Civic Theatre in Topeka, Kansas. This is the newer UK Tour 2009 version orchestrated for one percussionist.

Jason Degenhardt's setup for Les Miserables at the Topeka Civic Theatre in Topeka, Kansas.Jason Degenhardt's setup for Les Miserables at the Topeka Civic Theatre in Topeka, Kansas.Jason Degenhardt's setup for Les Miserables at the Topeka Civic Theatre in Topeka, Kansas.Jason Degenhardt's setup for Les Miserables at the Topeka Civic Theatre in Topeka, Kansas.Jason Degenhardt's setup for Les Miserables at the Topeka Civic Theatre in Topeka, Kansas.

“I hunted and hunted for a trine and Matt Nolan from the UK came through big time. He made some trines in the past, and I found a YouTube video of his work. After emailing Matt, he order the aluminum, made the trine, and shipped it off to me from the UK all in a week so I could have it by sound check. I also ordered a 4" hand-hammered triangle from him. Absolutely gorgeous sound, perfect for pit work, orchestral work, and everything in-between. I'm going to have to check out his cymbals some time, for sure!

Picking out drums for this show has been a lot of fun. I'm using many TreeHouse Drums prototypes. Since it’s not a traditional drum set book, I get to play around with all the concert gear that we've been making lately. I'm very pleased with the sound and quality thus far. We're only beginning this product line and I'm excited to provide these sounds for drummers and percussionists to choose from.”

Jason is a freelance drummer/percussionist in the Topeka, Kansas area where he also assists Derek Sharp in the building of TreeHouse Drums. He also has his own teaching practice called Studio 17 Percussion and is an Adjunct Music Professor at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.

Up close with some of Jason’s Les Misérables gear.

Photo below: Field Snare: “A 10”x14”  Vintage Mahogany/Poplar/Mahogany shell with semi-gloss wax finish.”

Jason Degenhardt's setup for Les Miserables at the Topeka Civic Theatre in Topeka, Kansas.

Photo below: Gavroche Drum: “I chose a smaller field snare to play when the little boy is singing. It's noted in the score to have a specific snare sound for this character so I used an 8”x13” natural maple field snare.”

Jason Degenhardt's setup for Les Miserables at the Topeka Civic Theatre in Topeka, Kansas.

Photo below: Concert Toms: “Nice dry sound with lots of attack and punch. Perfect for the tom parts in Les Misérables.”

Jason Degenhardt's setup for Les Miserables at the Topeka Civic Theatre in Topeka, Kansas.

Photo below: Concert Bass Tom: “I came up with this concept for TreeHouse Drums. As a percussionist I don't always want a full concert bass drum (perhaps for space reasons or for the lack of ability to mount it where you need it) so Derek and I built these 18" and 20" drums with brackets on the side. You'll see the 20" in my set up.”

Jason Degenhardt's setup for Les Miserables at the Topeka Civic Theatre in Topeka, Kansas.

Photo below: Aluminum Trine and 4” Hand Hammered Triangle made by Matt Nolan.

Jason Degenhardt's setup for Les Miserables at the Topeka Civic Theatre in Topeka, Kansas.

Les Miserables - Regional - Jason Degenhardt
February 2016

Jason Degenhardt's setup for Les Miserables at the Topeka Civic Theatre in Topeka, Kansas.

 

Greg Landes’ setup for the Off Broadway production of The Landing at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City.
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Greg Landes’ setup for the Pit Stop Players’ concert at Symphony Space in New York City.
"After a week or two of rehearsals there is usually a performance or two of the show for an invited audience. Sometimes these performances can be intense if there are important people in the room, or if certain sections of the show feel under prepared. This is why it’s so important to know the score and script very well."
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"The unique part of Groundhog Day was that the drummer had to play on stage, in a groundhog costume, wearing a giant groundhog head. Since I could barely see out of the head, it was impossible to read a chart (and there wasn’t a music stand), so it had to be memorized."
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"If you are passionate, driven, feel you have a calling, a burning desire to play, practice, perform, and record music that you can share with the world, then choosing to be a professional musician here will make you a fulfilled and happy person. You’ll meet the most amazing people on stage, in the rehearsal room and in the audience."
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Steve Gadd's drum solo from the track "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours". From the album Live Stuff (out of print) from the legendary 1970's New York based band Stuff.
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Gene Krupa's drum solo from "Gene's Blues" from the album Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich released November 1955.

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