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Tony Royster Jr. Switches To SABIAN

Drumming Sensation Touring with Jay
Z Playing HHX

pleased to welcome Tony Royster Jr. to its International Artist Program.
Royster, a prodigious young talent who won the Guitar Center Drum Off
competition at the age of eleven, released his first DVD at 14, and was honored
by readers of Modern Drummer magazine – even appearing on the cover of the
magazine’s millennium issue – is now, at 23, touring with mega-star Jay Z.

"HHX cymbals
are my sound
," commented Royster. "I love the smooth responses of the
Evolutions, the hot tone of the Xtreme and Legacy crashes, and the multi-hole
design and wicked sound of the O-Zone, which is the real kicker! With SABIAN
I’ve found a great range of sounds that cover everything from hip-hop and heavy
metal to jazz and fusion. I didn’t know it before, but I know it now; SABIAN
has it all.

Christian Stankee, SABIAN artist relations manager (USA): "Tony Royster Jr. is one of
the hottest young drummers on the planet. Not only can he play, he can groove,
which is why he’s so popular at drumming events and, even at his young age,
he’s playing serious gigs such as Jay Z. Tony is a great modern drummer and a
perfect player for SABIAN.

the Heart of the City Tour, which sees Jay Z touring with Mary J. Blige
featuring drummer Rex Hardy, Royster will commence production of his third
instructional DVD, which follows Common
and Pure Energy. A popular
attraction at the Montreal DrumFest, the Modern Drummer Festival and PASIC,
Royster will also continue to perform at clinics and events.


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