In May and June 4000 drummers competed in the Zildjian Drummer Love contest, (co-sponsored by Converse, DRUM! Magazine and photographer Robert Downs). At Drum! we spent weeks poring over videos to pick finalists in two regions. Then celebrity judges Tommy Lee, Questlove, and Kenny Aronoff picked the six winners. Mason Amlee, a recent transplant to Los Angeles, with a meticulous groove, won the Pacific title, nabbing some Zildjian cymbals and a bit of everlasting fame. Mason will be profiled in DRUM!’s October 2011 issue, out next month.
Robert Downs headed out to shoot the Zildjian Drummer Love - Pacific Region winner, Mason Amlee on July 18.Read Robert’s blog below about the shoot. Here’s a list of the cymbals Mason chose:
Note: You can head over to Zildjian’s Facebook Page for photos of the Drummer Love Tour.