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Playlist of Zildjian LIVE!

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  • Zildjian LIVE! - Aaron Spears

    11:35

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 7: Aaron Spears- “Shufflin’ Off”
    Written by: Robert Sput Searight

    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

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    Aaron is playing his NEW Artist Stick in this episode, you can buy a pair HERE:

    Aaron's Cymbal Set Up:
    15” K Custom Special Dry HiHats
    19” K Cluster Crash Prototype
    10” FX Stack
    20” Prototype Ride
    22” K Custom Special Dry Crash

    ---------------------------------------
    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

    Season 2 coming in 2020!

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    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing/Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ----------------------------------
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  • Zildjian LIVE! - Thomas Pridgen

    6:48

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen
    “Sput Lives in 7”
    Written by: Robert Sput Searight and Mark Lettieri

    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

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    Thomas is using his Zildjian Artist Series Drumsticks in this performance:


    Thomas's Cymbal Set Up:
    16 Avedis HiHats
    20 Avedis Crash Ride
    10 A Flash Splash
    22 K Dark Medium Ride
    19 Avedis Crash
    22 K Constantinople Renaissance Ride
    16” Stack

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    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

    ----------------------------------------
    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing/Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.
    ----------------------------------
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  • Zildjian Live! - Larnell Lewis

    9:38

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 1: Larnell Lewis
    “Change Your Mind”
    Written by: Larnell Lewis
    Arranged by: Robert Sput Searight

    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

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    Larnell’s Cymbal Set Up:
    14” K Custom Special Dry Hi Hats
    17 K Custom Special Dry Trash Crash
    18” K Custom Special Dry Crash
    10” Trashformer - 10” K Custom Special Dry Splash (stack)
    21” K Custom Dark Complex Ride
    10” FX Stack
    19” K Custom Special Dry Crash
    14” Oriental China - 12” Gen 16 Splash - 16” K EFX - 10” A Custom EFX (stack)

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    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

    ----------------------------------------
    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Audio Mastering:
    Dave Donnelly
    at DNA Mastering

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.
    ----------------------------------
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  • Zildjian LIVE! - Kaz Rodriguez

    9:26

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez
    “Rain”
    Written by: Kaz Rodriguez
    Arranged by: Robert Sput Searight

    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

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    Kaz's Cymbal Set Up:
    15” K Sweet Hi Hats
    19” K Cluster Crash - prototype
    10” A Custom EFX / 10” low volume / 6” spiral trash prototype (stack)
    10” A Custom EFX / 6” A Splash (stack)
    12” fx Stack
    24” Crash of Doom with EFX holes - prototype
    16” A Custom EFX / 14” A Custom EFX (stack)
    20” K Cluster Crash

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    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

    ----------------------------------------
    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Audio Mastering:
    Dave Donnelly
    at DNA Mastering

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.
    ----------------------------------
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  • Zildjian LIVE! - Nikki Glaspie

    9:32

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie
    “Feel Every Piece”
    Written by: Robert Sput Searight

    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

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    Nikki's Cymbal Set Up:
    14 K Constantinople Hi Hats
    22” K Custom Special Dry Crash
    21” K Custom Special Dry Trash Crash
    22” K Custom High Definition Ride
    20” K EFX Prototype Crash

    ---------------------------------------
    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

    ----------------------------------------
    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing/Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.
    ----------------------------------
    FOLLOW ZILDJIAN:
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  • Zildjian LIVE! - Will Kennedy

    7:29

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 5: Will Kennedy

    “6 4 U”
    Written by: Will Kennedy and Robert Sput Searight

    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

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    Will's Cymbal Set Up:
    Top Hi Hat - 14 1/4” K Custom Hybrid Bottom
    Bottom Hi Hat - 15’ Azuka Latin Multi-Crash w/rivets
    21” K Custom Special Dry Ride
    18” K Sweet Crash
    19” Kerope Crash

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    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

    ----------------------------------------
    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing/Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.
    ----------------------------------
    FOLLOW ZILDJIAN:
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  • Zildjian LIVE! - Omar Hakim

    8:02

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 3: Omar Hakim

    “Convergence”
    Written by: Omar Hakim (Groovesmith album - 2000)
    Arranged by: Robert Sput Searight

    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ---------------------------------------

    Omar's Cymbal Set Up:
    16” FX Stack
    14” Avedis Hi Hats
    14” A Fast Crash
    19” K Sweet Crash
    21” K Custom Hybrid Ride
    18” Avedis Crash
    19” K Custom Hybrid Trash Smash

    ---------------------------------------
    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

    ----------------------------------------
    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Audio Mastering:
    Dave Donnelly
    At DNA Mastering

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.
    ----------------------------------
    FOLLOW ZILDJIAN:
    ➤Website:
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  • Zildjian LIVE! - Aaron Spears- Interview

    9:35

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 7: Aaron Spears- Interview

    Aaron sits down with Mike Dolbear and Robert Sput Searight to discuss his Zildjian LIVE Performance of “Shufflin' Off” by: Robert Sput Searight.

    You can watch the full episode here:


    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ---------------------------------------
    Aaron's NEW Artist Stick:


    Aaron's Cymbal Set Up:
    15” K Custom Special Dry HiHats
    19” K Cluster Crash Prototype
    10” FX Stack
    20” Prototype Ride
    22” K Custom Special Dry Crash


    ---------------------------------------
    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

    NEW SEASON COMING IN 2020!

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    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing/Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.
    ----------------------------------
    FOLLOW ZILDJIAN:
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  • Zildjian Sessions | Tony Royster Jr., Joe Cleveland & Chris Payton

    4:33

    Tony Royster Jr. is the newest edition to our Zildjian Sessions series which features musical collaborations between Zildjian Artists and their talented musician friends.

    Filmed at our Zildjian West Coast Office in Burbank, CA; this session features Joe Cleveland on bass and Chris Payton on guitar.

    Recorded with Earthworks Audio microphones:


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    Tony's Cymbal Setup:
    16” A Custom Efx, 14” K Custom Special Dry FX, 10” A Custom EFX (triple stack)
    16” K Sweet Hi Hats
    20” K Custom Special Dry Crash
    17” K Custom Special Dry Trash Crash FX and 17 K Constantinople Crash (as Hi Hats)
    20” K Cluster Crash
    20” FX Oriental Crash of Doom
    18” FX Spiral

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  • Aaron Spears | Caught Up by Usher | UK DRUM SHOW 2019

    4:09

    Zildjian Cymbals and Drumstick Artist Aaron Spears performs Caught Up by Usher at the 2019 UK Drum Show!

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    Check out Aaron Spears’ NEW Artist Series Stick, here:


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    Aaron’s Cymbal Setup:
    Stack: 19” K Custom Special Dry Trash Crash and an 18” FX Spiral
    15” K Custom Special Dry Hi Hats
    19” K Custom Fast Crash Prototype
    10” FX Stack
    21” K Zildjian Articulation Prototype Ride
    20” K Sweet Crash
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    Audio mixed by: Ross Rothero-Bourge:


    A special thanks to Neil Golding of Gold Media and Events Ltd and Mike Dolbear, organizers of this awesome event!

    Learn more about the 2019 UK Drum Show and stay tuned for announcements on the upcoming 2020 show at:

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  • Zildjian LIVE! - Aaron Spears - Drum Cam

    6:47

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 7: Aaron Spears- Drum Cam
    “Shufflin’ Off” by: Robert Sput Searight

    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ---------------------------------------

    Aaron's Cymbal Set Up:
    15” K Custom Special Dry HiHats
    19” K Cluster Crash Prototype
    10” FX Stack
    20” Prototype Ride
    22” K Custom Special Dry Crash

    ---------------------------------------
    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

    Zildjian LIVE Season 2 is coming in 2020!

    ----------------------------------------
    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing/Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ----------------------------------
    FOLLOW ZILDJIAN:
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  • Zildjian LIVE! - Thomas Pridgen - Interview

    5:58

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen- Interview

    Thomas sits down with Mike Dolbear and Robert Sput Searight to discuss his Zildjian LIVE Performance of “Sput Lives in 7” by: Robert Sput Searight and Mark Lettieri.

    You can watch the full episode here:


    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ---------------------------------------

    Thomas is using his Zildjian Artist Series Drumsticks in this performance:


    Thomas's Cymbal Set Up:
    16 Avedis HiHats
    20 Avedis Crash Ride
    10 A Flash Splash
    22 K Dark Medium Ride
    19 Avedis Crash
    22 K Constantinople Renaissance Ride
    16” Stack

    ---------------------------------------

    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

    ----------------------------------------

    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing/Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ----------------------------------
    FOLLOW ZILDJIAN:
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  • Zildjian LIVE! - Thomas Pridgen - Drum Cam

    6:11

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen- Drum Cam

    “Sput Lives in 7”
    Written by: Robert Sput Searight and Mark Lettieri

    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ---------------------------------------

    Thomas is using his Zildjian Artist Series Drumsticks in this performance:


    Thomas's Cymbal Set Up:
    16 Avedis HiHats
    20 Avedis Crash Ride
    10 A Flash Splash
    22 K Dark Medium Ride
    19 Avedis Crash
    22 K Constantinople Renaissance Ride
    16” Stack


    ---------------------------------------
    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

    ----------------------------------------
    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing/Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.
    ----------------------------------
    FOLLOW ZILDJIAN:
    ➤Website:
    ➤Facebook:
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  • Performance Series - Jay Weinberg plays AOV

    5:33

    Jay Weinberg of Slipknot plays AOV during a show last summer at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA.

    In the video Jay plays:
    10 FX Trashformer
    10 A Custom EFX
    14 A Custom Mastersound HiHats
    18 A Custom China
    20 A Custom Crash
    14 FX Oriental China Trash
    10 Project 391 Splash
    9.5 FX ZIL BEL
    20 A Custom Crash
    14 Project 391 Prototype HiHats
    18 A Custom China
    22 Project 391 Prototype Ride
    STACK: 12 FX Spiral Stacker on an 18 FX Oriental China Trash

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  • VFJams LIVE! - Sean Wright

    8:45

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 5: Sean Wright

    “Family Tree”
    Written and Arranged by: Robert Sput Searight

    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!
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    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


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    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Chris Payton – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing:
    Ben Burget
    at 206 Studios

    Audio Mastering:
    Dave Donnelly
    at DNA Mastering

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

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    STICKS:
    #VF5A- American Classic® 5A


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  • Zildjian Inspiration Sessions - Matt Greiner & Aaron Spears

    14:29

    Watch now! Episode 3 of the Zildjian Inspiration Sessions. See what happens when you bring two drummers together who inspire each other, and put them behind a kit.
    Series Overview:

    Episode 3: Aaron Spears and Matt Greiner
    Track – “7 to the Power of 6” by Kaz Rodriguez

    COMING SOON! Episode 4:
    Terri Lyne Carrington & Nikki Glaspie - 11/19/18

    AARON’S CYMBAL SET UP:
    19” K Custom Special Dry Trash Crash w/18” Low Volume on top – stack
    16” K Light Hi Hats
    19” K Custom Fast Crash- Prototype
    21” K Sweet Ride
    20” K Custom Special Dry Crash

    MATT’S CYMBAL SET UP:
    15” A Custom Mastersound Hi Hats
    9” Prototype Dry Bell
    9” Oriental Trash Splash
    18” A Custom Crash
    12” Oriental China
    19” A Custom Crash
    20” K Custom Ride
    6” Prototype Dry Bell
    18” Oriental China

    Click here to watch the full Inspiration Series:


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  • #VFJams LIVE! - Matt Garstka

    6:55

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 1 - Matt Garstka
    Song - G'ska Funk

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system.

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    STICKS:

    #vfSGAR - Matt Garstka Signature


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    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

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    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    DEVON TAYLOR : May 1
    SARAH THAWER : June 5
    STANLEY RANDOLPH : July 3
    ERIC HARLAND : August 7
    BENNY GREB : September 4
    SPUT SEARIGHT : October 2
    MIKE MITCHELL : November 6
    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

    ----------------------

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

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  • Zildjian Vault Performance- Sean Wright

    4:07

    Sean Wright plays his track “Mucus” live from the Zildjian Vault.

    Check out Sean's track Rose on the Vic Firth channel!


    Sean’s Cymbals:
    19 A Custom Crash
    14” Special Dry Hi Hats
    10” Oriental and 10” Spiral Stacker
    18” A Custom Crash
    21” Special Dry Trash Crash w/10” Spiral Stacker
    8” Trashformer
    10” Trashformer
    22” K Constantinople Medium Ride
    18” K Sweet Crash
    19” K Custom Special Dry Crash

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  • Ash Soan - 2018 Frankfurt Musikmesse Drum Camp

    5:12

    Zildjian Artist Ash Soan performing Circles By Ash Soan and Jeff Lorber at the 2018 Frankfurt Musikmesse Drum Camp

    Cymbal Set Up
    1 x 14” A New Beat HiHats
    1 x 17 K Sweet Crash
    1 x 18” Kerope (= stack on top of 22 K Con Over hammered Ride)
    1 x 21” K Sweet Ride
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  • Zildjian Performance - Jay Weinberg plays Killpop

    3:22

    Jay Weinberg of Slipknot plays Killpop during a show last summer. Filmed at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA.

    In the video Jay plays:
    10 FX Trashformer
    10 A Custom EFX
    14 A Custom Mastersound HiHats
    18 A Custom China
    20 A Custom Crash
    14 FX Oriental China Trash
    10 Project 391 Splash
    9.5 FX ZIL BEL
    20 A Custom Crash
    14 Project 391 Prototype HiHats
    18 A Custom China
    22 Project 391 Prototype Ride
    STACK: 12 FX Spiral Stacker on an 18 FX Oriental China Trash

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  • Zildjian Live! - Larnell Lewis - Drum Cam

    8:32

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 1: Larnell Lewis - Drum Cam

    “Change Your Mind”
    Written by: Larnell Lewis
    Arranged by: Robert Sput Searight

    Watch the Full Episode Here:


    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

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    Larnell’s Cymbal Set Up:
    14” K Custom Special Dry Hi Hats
    17 K Custom Special Dry Trash Crash
    18” K Custom Special Dry Crash
    10” Trashformer - 10” K Custom Special Dry Splash (stack)
    21” K Custom Dark Complex Ride
    10” FX Stack
    19” K Custom Special Dry Crash
    14” Oriental China - 12” Gen 16 Splash - 16” K EFX - 10” A Custom EFX (stack)

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    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

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    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing/Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.
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  • Zildjian Inspiration Sessions - Adam Gray & Eric Moore

    9:38

    Watch now! Episode 2 of the Zildjian Inspiration Sessions. See what happens when you bring two drummers together who inspire each other, and put them behind a kit.
    Learn more here!
    Watch the full series here!

    Episode 2: Adam Gray & Eric Moore
    Track - “Turn Down For What” By DJ Snake & Lil Jon

    COMING SOON!
    Episode 3: Matt Greiner & Aaron Spears- 10/8/18
    Episode 4: Terri Lyne Carrington & Nikki Glaspie - 11/19/18

    ERICS CYMBAL SET UP
    14 K Constantinople Hi Hats
    18 K Sweet Crash
    19 K Sweet Crash
    8 Trashformer
    10 A Custom EFX
    14 Trashformer on top of a 15 Azuka crash
    23 K Sweet Ride
    20 K Sweet Crash
    10 Trashformer
    21 K Custom Special Dry Trash Crash w/12 Spiral on top

    ADAM'S CYMBAL SET UP
    14” A Mastersound Hi Hat
    19” A Custom Crash w/12 Spiral on top
    10 Trashformer / Spiral Stack
    22 A Custom Ride
    19” K Hybrid China ​

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  • Zildjian Live! - Larnell Lewis - Interview

    5:27

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 1: Larnell Lewis - Interview

    Larnell Lewis sits down with Mike Dolbear and Robert Sput Searight to discuss his Zildjian LIVE Performance of “Change Your Mind.”

    Watch the Full Episode Here:


    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ---------------------------------------
    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

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  • Introducing: Zildjian LIVE!

    4:37

    Introducing a brand new original series from the Avedis Zildjian Company: Zildjian LIVE!

    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 16th
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

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    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

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  • YongHoon Lim - Zildjian Vault Solo

    5:06

    YongHoon Lim, a Zildjian Artist from South Korea, visited Zildjian HQ and performed this incredible solo in the Zildjian Vault.

    YongHoon's Cymbal Setup:
    15 K Custom Special Dry HiHats
    10 FX Stack
    18' K Sweet Crash
    12 FX Stack
    21 K Sweet Ride
    19 K Sweet Crash
    14 FX Stack

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  • #VFJams LIVE! - Benny Greb

    6:35

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 6 - Benny Greb
    feat. Mark Lettieri - guitar
    Ryan Porter - trombone

    Song - Grebfruit

    Buy the 'Grebfruit' album here!


    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system.

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    STICKS:

    #vfSBG - Benny Greb Signature Stick


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    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

    ----------------------

    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    SPUT SEARIGHT : October 2
    MIKE MITCHELL : November 6
    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

    PAST PERFORMANCES:

    MATT GARSTKA :
    DEVON TAYLOR :
    SARAH THAWER:
    STANLEY RANDOLPH:
    ERIC HARLAND:

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    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

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  • Zildjian Performance - Jay Weinberg plays Unsainted

    4:02

    Jay Weinberg performs “Unsainted” with Slipknot at The Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA on August 27, 2019.

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    Jay's Cymbal Set Up:
    11 K Custom Hybrid Splash
    19 A Ultra Hammered China
    14 A Custom HiHats
    20 A Custom Crash
    9 K Custom Hybrid Splash
    10 FX Oriental China Trash
    7.5 Volcano Cup Zil-Bel
    20 A Custom Crash
    22 S Medium Ride
    13 A Custom HiHats
    19 A Ultra Hammered China
    22 Oriental Crash of Doom

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  • Zildjian Performance - Aaron Spears

    4:45

    Aaron Spears performs Emancipation by Gary Willis at the final concert of his Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence program at Berklee College of Music with an ensemble featuring Berklee students. Filmed live at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, MA.

    In the video, Aaron plays (from left to right):
    18 Spiral Trash / 18 Gen 16 Crash Ride (stack)
    15 K Custom Special Dry HiHats
    19 Kerope
    10 K Splash
    10 A Custom EFX / 16 A Custom EFX (stack)
    22 K Constantinople Prototype
    20 K Constantinople Bounce Ride

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  • Zildjian LIVE! - Omar Hakim - Drum Cam

    6:36

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 3: Omar Hakim - Drum Cam

    “Convergence”
    Written by: Omar Hakim (Groovesmith album- 2000)
    Arranged by: Robert Sput Searight

    Watch the Full Episode Here:

    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

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    Omar's Cymbal Set Up:
    16” FX Stack
    14” Avedis Hi Hats
    16” A Crash
    19” K Sweet Crash
    21” K Custom Hybrid Ride
    18” Avedis Crash
    19” K Custom Hybrid Trash Smash

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    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

    ----------------------------------------
    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing/Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

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  • Zildjian Vault Performance - Darius Woodley

    5:41

    Darius Woodley performs the song Se7ev live from the Zildjian Vault.

    Se7en was produced by Randy Jenkins.

    Darius' cymbal set up:
    15 K Custom Special Dry Hi Hats
    19 K Custom Hybrid Trash Smash
    20 K Cluster Crash
    8 Trashformer and 8 Oriental China Stack
    8 A Flash Splash
    10 K Splash
    16 Oriental China w/16 K EFX Stack
    17 K China w/17 K Custom Special Dry Trash Crash
    18 K Custom Special Dry China
    22 FX Oriental Crash of Doom

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  • Baby Boy Drummer LJ Visits Zildjian

    8:33

    Social Media Sensation: BabyBoyDrummer Justin LJ Wilson II visited the Zildjian Factory to see the world famous cymbal room!

    Take a behind the scenes look at Zildjian Headquarters and the Zildjian Artist Vault through the eyes of a 4 year old drummer.

    LJ Wilson became famous on Social Media for playing the drums when he was just 18 months old. Now at 4 years old his love for drumming continues to grow and it's evident through the excitement he has for Zildjian cymbals!

    LJ chose to use the following cymbals during his performance in the Zildjian Vault:
    17 K Custom Special Dry Trash Crash
    15 Latin Multi Crash Hand and Stick
    13 K Hi Hats
    18 A Uptown Ride
    16 A Custom EFX with 10 Trashformer (the stack smashers)
    10 fx Stack

    Seeing LJ run around the vault to pick out these cymbals for this performance was seriously like watching a kid in the candy store!

    To watch a full performance of a Make Up Song he wrote at Zildjian, check out:


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  • #VFJams LIVE! - Mike Mitchell - Drum Cam

    8:42

    This is the full drum cam version of Mike Mitchell's #VFJams LIVE! Performance.

    Watch the full band multi-cam video here:


    Episode 8 - Mike Mitchell

    Song - 'Jesus Saves’ by Robert 'Sput' Searight and Myron Butler

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    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


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    STICKS:

    #vf5A - American Classic® 5A


    ----------------------

    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

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    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

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    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

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  • Zildjian Performance - Devon Taylor - Main Event

    5:27

    Devon Taylor Performance of “Main Event” produced by the XMEN, LLC Music Team @thexmen_

    Devon’s Cymbal Set-Up in this video:
    19” K Custom Special Dry Trash Crash
    14” K Custom Session HiHats
    10” A Custom EFX on top of 10” Oriental China – Stack
    18” A Custom Crash
    10” A Splash
    23” A Custom 25th Anniversary Ride
    19” K Dark Thin Crash
    15” Azuka Crash on top of a 17” K Custom Special Dry Trash Crash- Stack
    20” K Custom Special Dry Trash Crash
    18” FX Spiral Trash

  • #VFJams LIVE! - Stanley Randolph

    7:18

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 4 - Stanley Randolph
    featuring vocalist Elise Testone

    Song - Honey
    By - The Brandon Brown Collective feat. KiKi Kyte

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system.

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    STICKS:

    #vf5XA - American Classic® Extreme 5A


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    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

    ----------------------

    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    ERIC HARLAND : August 7
    BENNY GREB : September 4
    SPUT SEARIGHT : October 2
    MIKE MITCHELL : November 6
    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

    PAST PERFORMANCES:

    MATT GARSTKA :
    DEVON TAYLOR :
    SARAH THAWER:

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    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

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  • Larnell Lewis Zildjian Live! Solo Transcription

    4:46

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  • Zildjian Performance - Dennis Chambers - K Customs

    5:37

    Dennis Chambers plays Do You Think It's True with all K Custom cymbals.

    Here is Dennis' Set-up:
    13” K Custom Hybrid HiHats - 2 BOTTOM CYMBALS
    16” K Custom Fast Crash
    17” K Custom Fast Crash
    18” K Custom Fast Crash
    22” K Custom Medium Ride
    20” FX Crash of Doom

    Song: Do You Think It's True -written and arranged by Mr. Haakon Graf

    Filmed at and audio provided by The Bridge Sound and Stage:

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  • Armand Zildjian Artist In Residence Concert: Nate Smith - Part 1

    19:44

    This is Part 1 of Nate Smith and his band Kinfolk's performance at Berklee College of Music for the Armand Zildjian Artist in Residence Program.

    Nate Smith - Drums
    Randy Runyon - Guitar
    Jaleel Shaw - Sax
    Takeshi Ohbayashi - Keys
    Fima Ephron - Bass

    This week long program sponsored by the Avedis Zildjian Company features a different Zildjian artist each year and consists of clinics and masterclasses for the Berklee Percussion students and ends with a concert at the Berklee Performance Center.

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    Nate's Cymbal Setup:
    15 K Light Hi Hats
    22 K Constantinople Bounce Ride
    22 K Constantinople Prototype Ride
    18 A Custom Crash

    ----------------------------
    Part 1 includes the following songs:
    0:13 - Skip Step
    8:31 - Dynamite
    16:27 - Bounce

    Release Schedule for the Armand Zildjian Artist in Residence Concert:

    Part 1 - June 17th
    Part 2 - July 15th
    Part 3 - August 12th
    Part 4- September 16th

    *The next Armand Zildjian Artist In Residence week at Berklee is scheduled for the first week of October- stay tuned for more details.*

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  • Zildjian Vault Performance - Dexter Hercules

    5:29

    Dexter Hercules visited the Zildjian Factory for the first time recently and performed this track called Conversations in the Zildjian Artist Vault.

    Dexter's Cymbal Setup:
    15 Avedis Hi Hats
    20” A Custom Sizzle Ride
    Stack #1: 8 Trashformer (top) with 8 FX Oriental China Trash (bottom)
    Stack #2: 11 Oriental Trash Splash (top) with 8 FX Oriental China Trash (bottom)
    Stack #3: 18 FXSpiral (top) 22 Crash of Doom (bottom)
    18 K Cluster Crash

    Did you know for a limited time only you can purchase these smaller stacks at a discounted price:
    Stack 1:
    Stack 2:
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  • Zildjian LIVE! - Will Kennedy - Drum Cam

    6:58

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 5: Will Kennedy - Drum Cam

    “6 4 U”
    Written by: Will Kennedy and Robert Sput Searight

    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

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    Will's Cymbal Set Up:
    HiHats: Top - 14 1/4” K Custom Hybrid Bottom
    Bottom - 15’ Azuka Latin Multi-Crash w/rivets
    21” K Custom Special Dry Ride
    18” K Sweet Crash
    19” Kerope Crash


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    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

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    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing/Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.
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  • BabyBoyDrummer X Larnell Lewis - Zildjian Live! Drum Cover

    8:14

    Larnell who LJ affectionately calls Uncle Larnell Lewis is one of Justin's favorite drummers. It was amazing to see his performance live at the recording. LJ loves this song (as you can clearly tell) and plays along with Larnell trying his best to keep up! #babyboydrummer #5yrsold

    Justin renamed this song Corvette because he loves corvettes ????????‍♂️ So that's what he's singing in the beginning. This video is 3 parts adorable and 3 parts insane!

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    Download/Listen to Justin Wilson's album for kids, LJ's World!


    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 1: Larnell Lewis
    “Change Your Mind”
    Written by: Larnell Lewis
    Arranged by: Robert Sput Searight

  • #VFJams LIVE! - Benny Greb - Drum Cam

    5:47

    Watch the multi-cam video here!


    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 6 - Benny Greb
    feat. Mark Lettieri - guitar
    Ryan Porter - trombone

    Song - Grebfruit

    Buy the 'Grebfruit' album here!


    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


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    STICKS:

    #vfSBG - Benny Greb Signature Stick


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    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

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    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    SPUT SEARIGHT : October 2
    MIKE MITCHELL : November 6
    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

    ----------------------

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    ----------------------

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  • @thepocketqueen: #PQReacts to #NikkiGlaspie @nikkidrums Zildjian Live! Video

    7:31

  • #VFJams LIVE! - Devon Taylor

    8:16

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 2 - Devon Taylor
    Song - The Funky Chunky Monkey
    Written by Mark Lettieri & Robert 'Sput' Searight

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system.

    ----------------------

    STICKS:

    #vfX5A - American Classic® Extreme 5A


    ----------------------

    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

    ----------------------

    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    SARAH THAWER : June 5
    STANLEY RANDOLPH : July 3
    ERIC HARLAND : August 7
    BENNY GREB : September 4
    SPUT SEARIGHT : October 2
    MIKE MITCHELL : November 6
    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

    ----------------------

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    ----------------------

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  • VFJams LIVE! - Carlin White

    7:39

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 4: Carlin White

    “Looking For Change”
    Written by Robert Sput Searight
    Lyrics by Deonis Cook & Elise Testone

    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!
    ----------------------------------------------
    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


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    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Joe Cleveland – Bass
    Chris Payton – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing & Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    at 206 Studios

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VF5A- American Classic® 5A


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  • New Products for 2019: Featuring Devon Taylor

    4:36

    Live From the Zildjian Vault: Devon Taylor demonstrates the NEW 2019 Zildjian Products - Alternative FX Sounds and Additional K Family Cymbals.

    Featuring: Man Man Philly on keys.

    New 2019 Products Include:
    FX Stacks: 8”, 10”, 12”, 14” and 16”
    K Cluster Crashes: 16”, 18” and 20”
    FX Oriental Crash of Doom: 22”
    K Sweet Hi Hats: 14”

    To learn more about the NEW Alternative Sounds from Zildjian for 2019, visit:

    To learn more about the NEW additions to the K Zildjian Family, visit:


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  • Zildjian LIVE! - Will Kennedy - Interview

    5:08

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 5: Will Kennedy - Interview

    Will sits down with Mike Dolbear and Robert Sput Searight to discuss his Zildjian LIVE Performance of “6 4 U.”

    You can watch the full episode here:


    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

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    Will's Cymbal Set Up:
    Top Hi Hat - 14 1/4” K Custom Hybrid Bottom
    Bottom Hi Hat - 15’ Azuka Latin Multi-Crash w/rivets
    21” K Custom Special Dry Ride
    18” K Sweet Crash
    19” Kerope Crash

    ---------------------------------------
    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

    ----------------------------------------
    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing/Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.
    ----------------------------------
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  • Zildjian Underground - Nate Smith

    8:33

    The final episode of the Zildjian Underground Series features Nate Smith on drums. The tracks being spun for this performance are called Moogy Foog It and Alto Flute.

    Filmed at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC, the entire Zildjian Underground production was created under the Musical Direction of Karriem Riggins.

    -----------------------------------------
    The #ZUnderground Band:
    Javier Starks - MC / Rapper
    Burniss Earl Travis II - Bass
    J Rocc - DJ
    DJ Dummy - DJ

    -------------------------------

    Nate's Cymbal Set Up:
    16 Avedis Bottom Hi Hat w/rivets (for a Top)
    16 K EFX Crash (for the Bottom Hi Hat)
    22 K Constantinople Overhammered Ride
    22 K Constantinople Renaissance Ride

    -----------------------------

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  • #VFJams LIVE! - Robert Sput Searight

    10:20

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 7 - Robert 'Sput' Searight
    feat. Rueben Lael - Vocals
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion

    Song - 'Be Somebody' by Robert 'Sput' Searight

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system.

    ----------------------

    STICKS:

    #vfAJ1 - American Jazz® AJ1


    ----------------------

    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

    ----------------------

    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    MIKE MITCHELL : November 6
    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

    PAST PERFORMANCES:

    MATT GARSTKA :
    DEVON TAYLOR :
    SARAH THAWER:
    STANLEY RANDOLPH:
    ERIC HARLAND:
    BENNY GREB:

    ----------------------

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    ----------------------

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  • Zildjian Sessions #2 | Tony Royster Jr., Joe Cleveland & Chris Payton

    2:48

    Tony Royster Jr. is back for another Zildjian Sessions with Joe Cleveland on bass and Chris Payton on guitar.

    Recorded with Earthworks Audio microphones:


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    Tony's Cymbal Setup:
    16” A Custom Efx, 14” K Custom Special Dry FX, 10” A Custom EFX (triple stack)
    16” K Sweet Hi Hats
    20” K Custom Special Dry Crash
    17” K Custom Special Dry Trash Crash FX and 17 K Constantinople Crash (as Hi Hats)
    20” K Cluster Crash
    20” FX Oriental Crash of Doom
    18” FX Spiral

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  • Drum Teacher Reacts to Larnell Lewis - “Change Your Mind”

    10:41

    Drum Teacher Reacts to Larnell Lewis - “Change Your Mind”
    Written by: Larnell Lewis
    Arranged by: Robert Sput Searight

    Garey Williams reacts and analysis Larnell Lewis' grooves and soloing while he performs, Change Your Mind at the first, Zildjian LIVE episode event.

    Original Video -

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