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The 8th Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert

Saturday December 3, 2005
One show only - 8pm

Musician's Institute
1665 McCadden Place
Hollywood, CA

Every year, some of the greatest singers and musicians here on the West Coast come together to pay musical tribute to our long lost friend and drummer extrordinaire Carlos Vega. By getting together to play and remember Los, we have fun and make some great music. People come from all over the world and usually some of Carlos's family and friends attend as well.

Long Live Los!


Carlos Vega Memorial Drum Scholorship - click here for more info


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Videos : Carlos Vega Memorial Concert #8 - 12/3/2005

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Zuke

Dismemberment



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All Blues

Chad & Gregg

Note : These videos are in Quicktime


This year there was a drum clinic given by Chad Wackerman
(sponsored by DW drums)
All advance ticket holders to the concert were admitted free to the clinic.


Also this year, for the first time, the final competition for the Carlos Vega Memorial Scholorship took place after the clinic, at 4:30pm. The winner was Bennie Rogers.

There were many give-aways, raffle items, and silent auction items including a brand new drum kit, snare drum, pedal, cymbal, and wind chimes, courtesy of DW, Paiste and Meinl.


2005 Artist Line-up :

drums : Gregg Bissonette

drums : Chad Wackerman

drums : Chase Porcaro Duddy

drums : Russ Miller

drums : Walfredo Reyes Jr

drums : Ricky Lawson

percussion : Ritchie "Gajate" Garcia

percussion : Luis Conte

percussion : Lenny Castro

bass : John Peña

bass : Mike Porcaro

keys : David Garfield

sax : Brandon Fields

trumpet : Walt Fowler

guitar : Kurt Dohy

guitar : Michael Tompson

vocals : Laura Creamer

vocals : Terry Wood

vocals : Moon Calhoun

vocals : Darryl Phinnessey

vocals : Debra Parsons

vocals : Monet


8th Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert

For drummers, it was the hottest ticket in Hollywood. For fans of the world's finest jazz, fusion, and Latin music, it was THE place to be. For the many whose lives were touched musically and/or personally by drumming legend Carlos Vega, it was a place of remembrance and celebration.

For one special day in December, Hollywood's Musician's Institute played host to the 8th annual Carlos Vega Memorial Tribute Concert. As in years past, the Tribute was spearheaded and hosted by one of Carlos's closest musical brothers, David Garfield.

In classic Garfield fashion, the LA keyboard icon assembled a cream-of-the-crop lineup of players and singers. The concert began with an explosive set by Los Lobotomies, featuring Garfield on keys, John Pena on bass, Chad Wackerman on drums, Lenny Castro on percussion, Brandon Fields on sax, and Kurt Dohy on guitar. But before long, the stage filled with stellar guests, such as Luis Conte, Ritchie Garcia, Walt Fowler, Mike Porcaro, Gregg Bissonette, Ricky Lawson, and more. The highlights were plentiful, but no drummer in attendance will forget the animated drum duel between Gregg Bissonette and Walfredo Reyes, Jr., or watching Lenny Castro rip through the Lobotomies classic "Dismemberment" on drum kit.

What made this year's tribute all the more memorable was the inclusion of a Chad Wackerman drum clinic and the Carlos Vega Drum Scholarship competition before the concert. The end result was an unforgettable afternoon and evening of musical education and entertainment, and all to honor one of the world's greatest groovers.

The musical legacy of Carlos Vega will live forever, but thanks to David Garfield and this annual event, Carlos?s flame burns brighter than ever.

-Greg Rule




Check out exciting moments from past concerts :

December 7, 2008 - 11th Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert

December 8, 2007 - 10th Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert

December 9, 2006 - 9th Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert

December 3, 2005 - 8th Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert

December 11, 2004 - 7th Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert

December 12th, 2003 - 6th Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert

December 18th, 2002 - 5th Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert

December 8th, 2001 - 4th Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert

December 9th, 2000 - 3rd Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert

December 7th, 1998 - 1st Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert



The Carlos Vega Memorial Drum Scholorship - click here for more info