Drummer, Author, Clinician & Educator
I'm so happy to announce I'm now endorsing Dream Cymbals I look forward to playing them on the road this year with Kristian Bush and working with the Dream family. Dream makes beautiful instruments, has an awesome recycling program for your cracked cymbals, their people and customer service are top notch and the best part...their pricing is fair in a time when many companies just charge way to much. If you are in Atlanta, check them out at ATL Drum Collective or at a dealer near you.
Gretsch Featured Drummer
I'm so humbled and honored to be the Gretsch.com featured drummer. Thank you to the Gretsch family for supporting me as well as all of you for your support! Check it out at www.gretsch.com - Kent Aberle
Kent Aberle Drum Clinic at Portman's Music - FULL Video
Gretsch Drums and Gibraltar hardware
Kent is proud and excited to endorse Gretsch Drums and Gibraltar hardware. "Gretsch Drums and Gibraltar Hardware have been premier names in drums for over a century. I am very honored to be part of the Gretsch Drums and Gibraltar Hardware families!"
Kent Aberle now drumming for Kristian Bush of Sugarland!
Kent will be joining Kristian Bush and his band in 2014!
"I'm very honored and excited for this amazing opportunity to perform with Kristian and the band. I look forward to seeing everyone on the road!"
Click on Tour to see Kristian Bush and the band near you and to purchase tickets.
Kent Aberle is a first-call professional drummer from Atlanta, GA.
Kent has performed every type of situation possible from the restaurant jazz gig, to the metal rock show, to playing in front of 150,000 people in China. Kent’s ability to be a groove chameleon performing all styles of music as well as his harmonizing backing vocal ability has made Kent one of the busiest drummers in the southeast and a first call for the amazing Atlanta music scene for both live performance and sessions.
Kent endorses Gretsch Drums, Gibraltar Hardware, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Dream Cymbals, Aquarian Drumheads, Gauger Percussion Accessories, Groove Juice, and Hendrix Drums Sleeved Washers.
Kent - James Hall "Honky Time"
Kent Aberle takes part in Golfathon
Check out Kent's new Aquarian Modern Vintage video
This latest Vintage drumhead video features the Modern Vintage II bass drumhead with Felt Strip and Deep Vintage II bass drumhead with Felt Strip. No porting of the front head and no extra internal muffling. Wide open! Special thanks to Blindfold Productions for the awesome video work.
Vic Firth KA Signature Sticks Available HERE!
Kent is having a very busy holiday season performing with James Hall (www.jameshall.com), Halls of Jupiter (http://www.reverbnation.com/thehallsofjupiter4), as well as co-producing, co-writing, and playing drums on new tracks by Atlanta R & B artist Marquita Brown (http://www.reverbnation.com/marquitabrown). Kent is also busy teaching drum lessons at ATL Drum Collective in Atlanta, GA. Kent is currently accepting students Mon-Sat as well as students for Skype lessons. Click on the contact button if you are interested in lessons.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
Kent Featured in Aquarian Modern Vintage Ad
Kent worked with Aquarian on the new Modern Vintage II and Deep Modern Vintage heads. They were cool enough to feature Kent in the latest round of Aquarian ads. Look for this ad on iDrum magazine as well as in Modern Drummer!
Modern Vintage II™ Series: A coated, two ply drumhead composed of two 7mil plies. Aquarian's Vintage Coating and tone with the added durability that a two ply head delivers.
Deep Vintage II™ Series: A coated, two ply drumhead composed of two 10mil plies. Aquarian's Vintage Coating and tone with the added durability and depth that two 10mil plies deliver.
Check out Kent's video review of both heads he did with Drummers Anonymous at Open Sky Studios right here in ATL.
Academy of Percussive Arts 2013 Clinic Video Now Available
Kent performed a great clinic at Drum Coalition 2013 at Academy of Percussive Arts in Memphis recently. Kent's clinic included two performances, a section on hand-technique exercises as well as discussion of everything from touring, endorsements, the ins and outs of being a professional musician and more.
Trying something different for this download. Donation - pay what you think is fair.
I work hard to generate content to continue my mission of educating drummers of all ages and skill levels I would love to give it all away for free, but it does cost a bit of money to produce, edit and make available. Donate what you think each item you download is worth. The quality and frequency of the content will only get better if I can bring in a little bit of cash to cover all my costs.
Thanks, Kent AberleDownload Video The file is 1.4GB - it may take a few minutes to download.
The Kent Aberle Tour of Taiwan to Inspiration Campaign reached its goal!
Thanks so much to everyone that contributed to the campaign and helped spread the word. The documentary and presentation is now in the production stage thanks to all of you. Go to the videos page to enjoy the daily blogs from Kent's tour of Taiwan.