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Tom Jackson and Friends at the Cebu Music Fest 2012

Posted by Kool Kat on August 1, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

We got wind that Tom Jackson's new group is performing a couple of hits at the Cebu Music Fest starting this weekend so we asked him to give us a glimpse of his new group.

The band is temporarily called, "Tom Jackson and friends" and the style of music that they are playing is contemporary jazz.


The band members are as follows: John Cinco on bass, Ruel Lusica on keyboards, Dardo Dignos on guitar and just recently, Ron Liston joined them on sax.


It's a new band and, for now, they play instrumentals. However, soon, they will be adding vocals supplied by Tom's wife, Sheena Jackson.


Currently, they are covering tunes from George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Lee Ritenour, Larry Carton and David Benoit. Eventually, they'll be incorporating original songs to the mix.


Initially, Tom had a simple jam session with a couple of the guys, not expecting it to go much further. After enjoying the interaction, they collectively decided to pursue the idea of regular rehearsals with the intension of creating an all new contemporary jazz group for the listeners of Cebu.


They now look forward to their debut gig at the 2012 Cebu Music Festival and for many more beyond. They hope for your support and to see you all there.

They are scheduled to perform this Friday, August 3, at The Terraces Ayala Center Cebu and on August 11th, at the North Wing Atrium of SM City Cebu.


Tom Jackson is a professional drummer and the author of the books: "Drumming from Top to Bottom" published by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation P/L (USA); and, "Drumming from Top to Bottom Intermediate" in Australia, selling in all of the major music and print music retail outlets Australia wide and New Zealand, distributed through Hal Leonard Australia, and widely accepted as one of the most sort after industry standards for teaching and learning the drums.


The book, "Drumming from Top to Bottom Intermediate," retitled as "The Complete Drummer's Guide" was released outside of Australia, includes an additional 11 pages of new material, as well as 4 additional CD tracks.


Due to popular demand, "The Complete Drummer's Guide" is now available to anyone worldwide as an all-new downloadable PDF version for only $14.99 USD (CD included).


For details please visit his website at


Cebu Music Festival 2012

Posted by Kool Kat on August 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

(The Freeman) Updated July 26, 2012 12:00 AM Comments (0)


MANILA, Philippines - Cebu City Government in cooperation with Ayala Center Cebu and SM City Cebu celebrates the First Cebu Music Festival dubbed “TUKAR SUGBU” in Cebu City this August 3 and 4 at Ayala Center Cebu, Terraces and August 10 and 11, 2012 at SM City Cebu, Northwing.


Listen and experience the different kinds of Music our Cebuano bands could express based on their expertise.


The Cebu City Government had their first experience last year by promoting “TAMBOLERO sa SUGBU”, which featured the Drums and Percussions band of Cebu City. This year they are expanding to the Music of the Cebuano Bands.


The Tambolero sa Sugbu was very well received by the public. Inviting the Cebuanos and people in neighboring areas to experience this moment of wonderful music.


For inquiries, please contact the CCTC office at 412-4355.


Major Sponsors: Ayala Center Cebu; SM City Cebu and Pepsi Cola. (FREEMAN)

See our calendar for the schedule.