According to John DeChristopher of Avedis Zildjian Company, new top drummers have recently switched to Zildjian cymbals. Among the new artists are Eric Kretz (Stone Temple Pilots), Gary Mallaber (LA session ace), Ronald Bruner Jr. (Stanley Clarke), Taku Hirano (Bette Midler, Fleetwood Mac), Peter Michael Escovedo and Juan Escovedo.
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Following on the heels of John Blackwell (Prince, Justin Timberlake) and Chris Layton (Double Trouble, Arc Angels, Kenny Wayne Sheppard) switching to Zildjian, the new artists were also previously endorsing other cymbal brands but cited sound, consistency, service and the \"family vibe\" as their reasons for switching to Zildjian.
Recently also Laura Fares (Sam Sparro) and Jon Harper (Cansei de Ser Sexy or just CSS) joined the Zildjian Family.