After moving to L.A. in the early 90's and trying to make it as a freelancer, Daniel started playing in a side jazz group. Daniel quickly realized the group was not quite like anything he had ever heard before.
While Daniel started listening to music that the band was emulating, he realized there was a whole world of un-tapped music he likes to call 'Classic American Music.'
After trying to do some research on these older styles of music and not having any luck, Daniel went to the source of these styles and interviewed the artists themselves!
In celebration of Vic Firth Company's 50th anniversary, we've spent an entire year celebrating Game-Changing Moments in drumming -- including yours! To everyone who shared a story with us this year, thank you! Drumming is a shared experience and we are all brothers and sisters! Your stories have inspired us to continue making the best sticks possible and to continue changing the game for drummers everywhere.
We received thousands of amazing stories this year. Although it was difficult to choose only one story, we're happy to announce that Joe Russomano is our grand prize winner in the Game-Changing Moments contest!Read Joe's Story