The Big Gig, by Zoro


He is the consummate definition of the rare man who marches to the beat of a different drum.

Zoro has sat on the drummer’s throne commanding some of the most famous stages in the world of rock and R&B music. Z has toured and recorded with Lenny Kravitz; Bobby Brown; Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons; The New Edition; Jody Watley; Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire; Angie Stone; Vanessa Paradis; Sean Lennon; Lisa Marie Presley; Tommy Walker; Lincoln Brewster; Phil Keaggy; Barlow Girl and many others.

Throughout his career, Zoro consistently has been voted the No. 1 R&B drummer and clinician by premier music industry publications such as Modern Drummer, Drum!, and Rhythm Magazine.

Often called the “Minister of Groove,” Z authored the No. 1 award-winning and best-selling book and DVD package The Commandments of R&B Drumming (Alfred Publishing). The Commandments of Early Rhythm & Blues Drumming – his latest effort in collaboration with Daniel Glass – is another masterpiece of biblical proportions. It was the winner of a Drummie! Award for Best Drumming Book in Drum! magazine.

All heart and soul, Zoro is a sought-after musician, clinician, instructor and motivational speaker simply because he’s real, relevant, relatable and connects with all generations. Z is passion personified and motivated to serve people as well as inspire his audiences with all he has and does.

Zoro is a spokesperson for Compassion International and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He recently established Zoro International Ministries, a nonprofit organization for the vital work of equipping young adults age 18-29 to reach their potential and fulfill their purpose on earth. (For more information, visit

Zoro is a kinetic bundle of human energy and enthusiasm. Zoro’s heartbeat is in the groove itself, earning him the distinction of being a groove for the generations.

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