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Art Verdi Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

On March 7, 2016, Art Verdi was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in drumming by the Global Teacher Network. Since the 1960s, Art has performed with many celebrated musicians including Jack Wilkins, Shirley Scott, Sal Salvador, Phil Woods, Stanley…

Modern Drummer
Mar 15, 2016

News: Drummer Eddie Bayers Receives Berklee’s “American Master??? Award

Berklee College of Music presented its first American Master Awards on Tuesday in Nashville, to Curb Group CEO Jim Ed Norman, Grand Ole Opry vice president and general manager Pete Fisher, and Eddie Bayers, drummer on more than 300 gold…

Modern Drummer
Mar 24, 2015

Vic Firth Inducted by Music for All into the Bands of America Hall of Fame

Vic Firth Company is pleased to announce that Vic Firth has been inducted into the Music for All 2013 Bands of America Hall of Fame. The Bands of America Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have greatly impacted the nation’s…

Modern Drummer
May 31, 2013

Zoro Receives White House Honor

Zoro, best known for playing with Lenny Kravitz, was recently honored at the nation’s capitol as part of the White House Fatherhood Champions of Change & Convening on Engaging Men and Boys. Zoro was among a select group recognized for…

Modern Drummer
Aug 23, 2012

Avedis Zildjian Company is Honored With an Electronic Musician Editors’ Choice Award

The Avedis Ziljdian Company will receive a 2011 Electronic Musician Editors’ Choice Award for its Gen16 Acoustic Electric (AE) Cymbal System. Dubbed “the biggest drum innovation in 400 years,” the AE Cymbal System was selected by Electronic Musician as one…

Modern Drummer
Jan 9, 2012