Zoro is an award-winning drummer, author, educator, and speaker who has toured and recorded with Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, New Edition, Jody Watley, Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire, Angie Stone, Vanessa Paradis, Sean Lennon, Lisa Marie Presley, Lincoln Brewster, Paul Baloche, Tommy Walker, Phil Keaggy and many others. Voted number 1 R&B drummer and clinician by Modern Drummer, Drum!, and Rhythm Magazine, Zoro has written Soar! 9 Proven Keys for Unlocking Your Limitless Potential, The Big Gig: Big-Picture Thinking for Success and The Commandments of R&B Drumming. Zoro inspires wherever he goes.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceFortunately, there have been countless moments like these in my career and not all of them have been documented. My performance at The Modern Drummer Festival 2005 is one that I am very proud of feel very good about.
What Drives Your Creativity?Inspiration. This comes from everything I watch, read and listen to. It could be a particular drummer, song, movie, documentary, book, podcast, article or any other form of media that enters my soul. Exposure to other creative individuals sparks my own!
Why do you choose Vic Firth?I love playing my Vic Firth Zoro Signature drumsticks, model (SZ). They are designed to the specs that best enable me to play at the highest level and with those sticks in my hand I become an instrument of inspiration.