The Minister of Groove
Zoro is an internationally renowned rock star, motivational speaker, author and the definition of a man who marches to the beat of a different drum.
As one of the world’s most respected musicians, 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 (as he is known to friends) 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.
Z has authored the Modern Drummer No. 1 award-winning and best-selling book and DVD series The Commandments of R&B Drumming, The Commandments of Early Rhythm & Blues Drumming and The Commandments of The Half-Time Shuffle (Alfred Publishing). His books are listed in the Modern Drummer Top 25 Drums Books Of All Time.
As author of the critically acclaimed book, The Big Gig: Big-Picture Thinking For Success, Zoro has equipped countless people with the tools needed to excel and succeed.