GIBRALTAR ARTIST, GREGG POTTER, AND THE BUDDY RICH ALL STAR BAND
June 11, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Buddy Rich All Star Band Going to Blue Note Tokyo
As seen Chicago, Illinois May 29, 2013
Cathy Rich, daughter of drumming icon Buddy Rich announced today that the Buddy Rich All Star Band will be traveling to Tokyo on June 24 through the 28th to play 8 shows at the legendary Blue Note club. "This will be the first time since 1978 that my father's band will play in Tokyo" said Rich. "My father loved playing in Japan and going there with an all star band comprised of some of the greatest musicians alive makes it extra special".
Buddy Rich Band touring drummer Emmy Award winner Gregg Potter will again front the band as he did in England at the 2012 Buddy Rich Memorial Concert at the London Palladium which featured drumming greats Dave Weckl, Gavin Harrison, Ian Paice, John Blackwell, and Ginger Baker, The 2013 Tokyo shows will feature Gregg and two other drumming luminaries, Peter Erskine, the force behind Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson and Weather Report, along with Buddy's grandson, Nick Rich the original drummer of Escape the Fate, Falling in Reverse, and his current band NEFU. The band is comprised of Buddy Rich Band alumni such as trumpet greats Chuck Findley, and Eric Miyashiro, Trombonist Alan Kaplan, and Bass superstar Tony Levin. Cathy Rich will also sing and host the evening.