In an effort to bring the passion of musical creativity to your city, SJC Drums has teamed up with Vans and Frank Zummo of Sum 41 to present the Loyal to the Craft Tour. From July 30th to August 10th, this tour will be traveling to unique venues like House of Vans, the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, School of Rock and more for a one of a kind immersive drum experience. This is more than your typical drum clinic. From performances by local drummers/bands and hearing the story of entrepreneurship/SJC’s humble beginnings, to learning professional tips from an artist and the opportunity to ask questions about touring, networking, and more, you’ll leave the event feeling inspired to hone your own craft and take your passion for music to the next level. Best of all, these events are free and open to the public! For more information on SJC Drums and The Loyal to the Craft Tour, please head to https://www.sjcdrums.com/.
On this huge partnership and unique tour, SJC co-founder Mike Ciprari shares “I’m so excited to bring this show on the road with Frank and a sponsor like VANS, whose ethics, culture, creativity, and outside the box thinking they foster is so impactful. I’ve always been passionate about creating positive and inspiring events where drummers (and those who don’t know they’re a drummer yet!) can come out, watch a performance, and hang with a musician in an organic way. Frank is super active in the drumming community and equally as passionate about these ideas; having him show off his talents and inspire the youth to follow their dreams is so powerful!”
Each event will feature pop up shops with exclusive merchandise and gear on-site as well as a raffle for a custom SJC x Vans snare drum to be chosen at the end of tour. Local drummers and bands will perform at each event and participants will get to learn about everything from drums to business and more from both Frank and Mike. Whether they are just starting out as a drummer or have been playing for years, participants will gain valuable insight into many facets of performance and the music industry. Frank shares “Our vision is to inspire through the powerful art of music and drumming. Taking this on the road and collaborating together will be truly special and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have my SJC family as a partner!”
Born in New York, Frank Zummo began drumming around age 3, when he discovered his father’s drum kit. By age 7, he was an award-winning drummer, taking home top prize in Long Island Drum Centers “Battle of the Beats”. Looking at Zummo’s impressive resume, it’s clear to see he never stopped. Zummo has performed on many TV shows over the years (The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien Show, Hells Kitchen, Master Chef, American Idol & Glee). He has also recorded on many platinum & gold records with Artists Kelly Clarkson, Orianthi, Gary Numan & The Used as well as on scores for the films “Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World” and “Beautiful Creatures.” Additionally, he has played for bands such as Julien-K, Dead By Sunrise (ft. Chester Bennington) and even filling in for injured Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee during 2009’s Crüe Fest 2.
The immensely talented drummer of punk-rock band Sum 41, EDM duo Krewella, and Street Drum Corps is part of the SJC Drum family. Frank and SJC partnered with Shepard Fairey, American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, and founder of OBEY to create a custom drum kit. Finished by Shepard Fairey and titled “Rise Above,” the one-of-a-kind drum kit now resides at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The drum kit was used by Frank Zummo from 2016-2017 during Sum 41’s U.S. and Canada tours, festivals and the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards where Frank took home the award for Best Drummer and performed an epic battle with Josh Dun (Twenty One Pilots) and Adrian Young (DREAMCAR / No Doubt). The drum kit will remain at Hard Rock Hotel for the next three years with another portion of the kit taking up residence at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH.
SJC Drums craft high-quality drums based on your unique needs. From the sound, look and feel that you require, they manufacture your dream into reality. SJC Drums is proud to have a collaborative culture and willingness to push the limits. They value every step of the process and strive to give you a seamless experience from the moment you contact us through your years of playing. SJC recently presented a sold-out clinic tour featuring Frank Zummo overseas in China and look forward to creating unique opportunities for musicians to learn and grow in their craft.