ICMP tutor Kaz Rodriguez, admissions advisor Collette Williams and alumni Louise Bartle are among the nominated players in the Best in Drums 2017 awards.

Presented by Music Radar in association with Rhythm Magazine, the awards aim to celebrate the best drummers in the industry across various categories.

We’re delighted that Kaz Rodriguez, a recent addition to our teaching faculty, is nominated in two categories, for Best Drum Clinician Demonstrator and Best Drum Album with his release, 'Thoughts, Vol. 3'.

Elsewhere, our drums alumni Louise Bartle, who plays with indie rockers Bloc Party, and the super talented Collette Williams, who works in our admissions department as well as playing with fast emerging duo Rews, have both been shortlisted in the Best New Drummer category.

According to Music Radar: "This year we’ve been treated to innovative playing, pioneering drum gear and brilliant new music from all corners of the drum universe. Now it’s time to celebrate the best that drums had to offer in 2017. 

We’ve drawn up shortlists of what we consider to be the players and the gear that made 2017 such an exceptional year for drummers. Now we want your help to crown the most deserving winner in each category."

Our upcoming masterclass guest Mark Guiliana has also been nominated for the best jazz drummer category. 

We want to congratulate everyone on their nominations as well as wish you all the very best of luck in your respective categories.

Have your say and click on the category title to cast your vote. 

Kaz Rodriguez 

Best Drum Clinician Demonstrator  

Best Drums Album 

Collette Williams 

Best New Drummer 

Louise Bartle 

Best New Drummer 

Kaz will be leading a drums masterclass at ICMP on 28th November.  

ICMP’s highly esteemed teaching faculty is made up of experienced musicians, accomplished academics, qualified teachers and respected industry practitioners. Find out more about the faculty. 

If you’re a drummer looking to take your playing and performing to the next level, then why not join us here at ICMP?

Our Admissions Team are on hand to help you, call them on 020 7328 0222 or email enquiries@icmp.ac.uk

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