ADAMS DRUMMERS FESTIVAL - 02 april 2006
Zoro is both an internationally known rock star and one of the world’s most renowned and respected drummers. He has toured and recorded with Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The New Edition, Jody Watley, Sean Lennon, Philip Bailey of Earth Wind & Fire, Lisa Marie Presley, Vanessa Paradis and many others.
Zoro is also one of the top educators in the world and was voted #1 R&B Drummer & Clinician in the Modern Drummer Magazine reader’s poll for several years consecutively, and has received Best Funk Drummer honors in Drum! and Rhythm Magazine of the U.K. His book and DVD, The Commandments of R&B Drumming were all awarded with the prestigious #1 Best Educational Products title in the Modern Drummer Magazine reader’s poll.
Zoro’s most recent and riveting drum performance can be seen on the DVD entitled, Modern Drummer Festival 2005 (Hudson Music). Zoro’s infectious enthusiasm for life and music is contagious. A positive role model whose full of heart, humor and passion. His upbeat persona is clearly evident in all of that he does, Zoro is fun, flamboyant, zany and serious all at the same time. He continues to enlighten, entertain and inspire audiences around the world as a both a motivator, and musician. To find out more about Zoro go to www.zorothedrummer.com
Joe Testa, artist relations manager, Drum products, Yamaha Corporation of America, stated, "Yamaha is proud to sponsor such an event - it’s both educational and entertaining. Clinics bring artists like Akira Jimbo to the public, and let them share their knowledge."