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Gretsch Drums Announce 140th Celebratory Concert at NYC’s The Cutting Room

Gretsch Drums announce GRETSCH NIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY! A special one-night-only event to celebrate 140 years of Gretsch Drums history, featuring performances by revered drummers Mark Guiliana, Will Calhoun, Nate Wood, and Bill Stewart.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1883, Gretsch Drums has a long association with New York City and on this milestone anniversary, it was a natural choice to stage this show in the Big Apple as part of its wider celebrations. The concert will be on 23rd May 2023 at The Cutting Room and will be released on a limited edition vinyl album. The evening will see the following Gretsch ambassadors playing:

Mark Guiliana, who has played on over thirty recordings including David Bowie’s final album Blackstar, has been touring more recently with St. Vincent. Guiliana was described by The New York Times as “a drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed.”

Multiple GRAMMY award winner and longtime drummer for Living Colour, New York’s own Will Calhoun is also a prolific songwriter and producer. He has performed and recorded with a diverse array of notable artists such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Ronnie Wood, Wayne Shorter, Run-DMC, and Public Enemy.

GRAMMY-nominated Nate Wood is a drummer, multi-instrumentalist, and a founding member of the quintet Kneebody. Nate has also performed or recorded with many notable artists including Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, Brian May and Roger Taylor (Queen), Wayne Krantz, Sting, and many others.

Bill Stewart has played in the John Scofield band since the early ‘90s, although his extensive credits have seen him record with artists including Maceo Parker, Pat Methany, and Lee Kopnitz. As a leader of his own band, he has released eleven solo albums.

For more information about this special one night only concert and to buy tickets please visit

Founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1883, Gretsch Drums is an iconic American drum brand manufactured in Ridgeland, South Carolina. In 2015, Oxnard California-based, American drum designers and manufacturer Drum Workshop (DW Drums) acquired the rights to develop, produce, market and distribute Gretsch Drums. For 135 years, this award-winning company has been providing “That Great Gretsch Sound” to drummers around the globe. Noted artists include Phil Collins, Vinnie Colaiuta, Cindy Blackman, Ash Soan, Steve Ferrone and Keith Carlock among others. For more information, visit

See Gretsch at The UK Drum Show 2023 (30th September & 1st October) at the ACC Liverpool.


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