On Friday evening, Nov 4th, 2011, Memphis Drum Shop sponsored a benefit concert for the Life Quest Counseling Center in honor of Scott Nelson Pettit. The concert featured the Memphis Jazz Orchestra.
In attendance for The Zildjian Company was Craigie Zildjian, Bob La Clair (Eastern U.S. Sales Manager), and Chris Flatt, (Zildjian Southeast Sales Representative).
Other executives and managers from the percussion industry were also in attendance representing companies like Yamaha, Tama, Gretsch, and Pearl. The Memphis Jazz Orchestra performed for almost two hours featuring hit songs from the Big Band era in addition to a few contemporary charts. The event was sold out and everyone had a terrific time enjoying the music, finger foods, and beverages.
The featured drummer was none other than Jim Pettit, owner of the Memphis Drum Shop (seen in above photo).
Said Craigie of the event, "this was a terrific evening featuring great musicians in a perfect setting to benefit an important cause."