Zildjian is saddened to announce the passing of our dear friend and long-time Zildjian Cymbal and Drumstick Artist, Gilles Choir.
Gilles was born into a musical family and was known in the trade as "the most American of French drummers."
During his career, which spanned many years, Gilles played with leading international musicians including Toto, Pow Wow and Louis Bertignac, more recently he was singing and playing guitar in his own band, which featured his daughter Melody.
Gilles' enthusiasm and wiligness to share his musical experiences and his love of the drum set, resulted in many Clinics and Masterclasses with some of the world greats including Jeff Porcaro, Gregg Bissonette and Virgil Donati.
We will miss you Gilles.