My game changer was the first time one of my first drum teachers put on Kind of Blue. It was a total 180' for me, as I was a 15 year old kid listening to nothing but the loud and bombast style of hard rock music. Jimmy Cobb's playing was solid, tasteful, and very complimentary, showing me that flash and speed are one thing, but taste, groove and subtlety are the foundations we drummers pride ourselves on.
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