The Gretsch Drum Book in its production paperback edition.
The Gretsch Drum book on display at Steve Maxwell's.
The indomitable Sam Ulano was a special guest at the anniversary event. At ninety-three Sam is the oldest Gretsch drum endorser. He’s still an active player and teacher in NYC. From left: Logan Thomas, Rob Cook, Sam Ulano, John Sheridan, and Fred Gretsch.
Fred Gretsch and Brandon Sanders.
Fred Gretsch, Brandon Sanders, and Paul Cooper having a chat.
Fred Gretsch, Logan Thomas, Rob Cook and Steve & Debbie Maxwell.
Gretsch 1950s Caddy Green kit.
History abounds at Maxwell’s shop, with classic kits on display like this one used by jazz great Elvin Jones in the early 1970s.
The Gretsch Drums Book foreward by Fred Gretsch.
Gretsch Kit Poster on display at Steve Maxwell's.
Fred Gretsch and Grandson Logan with the Druckrey family.
Paul Cooper and Steve Maxwell.
Paul Cooper, Brandon Sanders, Fred Gretsch, and John Palmer.
Rob Cook, John Sheridan, Fred Gretsch, and the great Sam Ulano.
Cousins Sally Coulson Gretsch and Bill Gretsch present Fred Gretsch with gifts.
Fred Gretsch with family history provided by distant cousins Bill Gretsch and Sally Gretsch Coulson.
Steve Maxwell and John Palmer.
Steve Maxwell, John Palmer, Fred Gretsch, Jim & Dylan Druckrey.
Steve Maxwell, Sam Ulano, and Fred Gretsch.
Rudy’s Music offers a variety of beautiful new and vintage Gretsch guitars. The one in the case is a 1967 “Black Gold” 6120 custom-made for Chet Atkins.
Kimberly Thompson, Logan Thomas, and Fred Gretsch.
Gretsch drum artist Kimberly Thompson wowed the audience with a set of adventurous yet eminently musical jazz. And Kim’s soloing knocked everybody out.
The CAAS Cats ably demonstrated the finger-picking style of guitar playing made famous by Chet Atkins.
Fred Gretsch and Paul Pigat.
Fred Gretsch was impressed with the wardrobe of Gretsch guitar fan Kaitlyn Grant.