Gregg grew up playing along to the records of Count Basie for hours on end. One day the Count Basie Orchestra came to town and the drummer couldn't make it. Gregg was asked if he wanted to play and all the pieces they performed were the same charts he grew up playing along with!
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