Each year, Zildjian artists dominate the Readers Polls of influential publications throughout the world. 2010 is no exception!
In this year's DownBeat Magazine Readers Poll, we're especially proud that Zildjian artists virtually swept the category for "DRUMS" and had the vast majority of artists placing in "PERCUSSION." Taking home top honors in this category was the legendary Airto Moreira who was voted #1 Percussionist - a well deserved honor. Additionally, Medeski, Martin and Wood (MMW), featuring the one-and-only Billy Martin on drums, were voted as #1 Beyond Artist/Group.
From everyone here at Zildjian, we'd like to wish a heartfelt congratulations to Airto and Billy and to all the Zildjian artists who placed in this year's DownBeat Readers Poll! We're all deeply honored that you're a part of the Zildjian Family.
Below is a list of all Zildjian artists who received votes in their respective categories. For more info and a list of all winners and nominees, head to DownBeat.com.