Back in 1996, Oscar was playing at a jazz festival in Japan with Ramsey Lewis. While there, Oscar was asked to participate in a drum-off along with Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, and Carl Allen. Feeling a little bit out of his element, Oscar was a little overwhelmed but pulled it off!
In celebration of Vic Firth Company's 50th anniversary, we've spent an entire year celebrating Game-Changing Moments in drumming -- including yours! To everyone who shared a story with us this year, thank you! Drumming is a shared experience and we are all brothers and sisters! Your stories have inspired us to continue making the best sticks possible and to continue changing the game for drummers everywhere.
We received thousands of amazing stories this year. Although it was difficult to choose only one story, we're happy to announce that Joe Russomano is our grand prize winner in the Game-Changing Moments contest!Read Joe's Story