Awards 2011

Drum Set

Drummer of the year

Mike Portnoy

  • Benny Greb
  • Jason Bittner
  • Gavin Harrison
  • Joey Jordison

Rising star

Arin Ilejay

  • Hannah Ford
  • Eric Hernandez
  • Joe Rickard
  • Jen Ledger

Progressive drummer

Gavin Harrison

  • Mike Portnoy
  • Danny Carey
  • Mike Mangini
  • Blake Richardson

Metal drummer

Mike Portnoy

  • Joey Jordison
  • Chris Adler
  • Tomas Haake
  • Derek Roddy

Jam band drummer

Kris Myers

  • Stanton Moore
  • Todd Nance
  • Butch Trucks
  • Jon Fishman

Mainstream pop drummer

Travis Barker

  • Dominic Howard
  • Daniel Adair
  • Rian Dawson
  • Taylor Hawkins

Funk drummer

Stanton Moore

  • David Garibaldi
  • Derrick McKenzie
  • Dennis Chambers
  • Chris Coleman

Urban/hip-hop drummer

Tony Royster Jr.

  • Travis Barker
  • Aaron Spears
  • Eric Greene
  • Cora Coleman-Dunham

R&B drummer

Steve Jordan

  • Aaron Spears
  • Daniel Glass
  • Derrick Sorrell
  • John Blackwell

Blues drummer

Bernard Purdie

  • Patrick Carney
  • Clyde Stubblefield
  • Chris Layton
  • June Core

Jazz drummer

Steve Smith

  • Jeff Hamilton
  • Dennis Chambers
  • Antonio Sanchez
  • Will Kennedy

Alternative drummer

Dominic Howard

  • Taylor Hawkins
  • Shannon Leto
  • Mike Cosgrove
  • Philip Selway

Punk drummer

Tré Cool

  • Jonathan Diener
  • Brandon Barnes
  • Brooks Wackerman
  • Pat Thetic

Gospel/worship drummer

Aaron Spears

  • Chris Coleman
  • Gerald Heyward
  • John Lawson
  • Thomas Pridgen

Country drummer

Rich Redmond

  • Jim Riley
  • Chris Fryar
  • Boone Daughdrill
  • Lester Estelle Jr.

Clinician

Benny Greb

  • Jason Bittner
  • Thomas Lang
  • Rich Redmond
  • Mike Johnston

Ctudio drummer

Steve Jordan

  • Gavin Harrison
  • Rich Redmond
  • Steve Gadd
  • J.R. Robinson

Live performer

Neil Peart

  • Jason Bittner
  • Travis Barker
  • Morgan Rose
  • Joey Jordison

Percussion

Percussionist of the year

Karl Perazzo

  • Richard Bravo
  • Taku Hirano
  • Pete Lockett
  • Andy Farag

Rising star

Andy Farag

  • Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez
  • Toca Rivera
  • Mike Bennett
  • Marco Lopez-Iglesias

Latin percussionist

Jessie Caraballo

  • Karl Perazzo
  • Alex Acuña
  • Bobby Allende
  • John Santos

Studio percussionist

Richard Bravo

  • Richie Gajate-Garcia
  • Taku Hirano
  • Efrain Toro
  • Eric Velez

Live performer

Aaron Draper

  • Karl Perazzo
  • Taku Hirano
  • Andy Farag
  • Sheila E.

Jazz/fusion percussionist

Alex Acuña

  • Airto Moreira
  • Lenny Castro
  • Taku Hirano
  • Francois Zayas

Rock/pop percussionist

Andy Farag

  • Taku Hirano
  • Frankie Knuckles
  • Sheila E.
  • Kevin Ricard

Worldbeat percussionist

Jesús Diaz

  • Zakir Hussain
  • Pete Lockett
  • Munyungo Jackson
  • Bashiri Johnson

Ensemble percussionist

Caixa Trio

  • Blue Man Group
  • So Percussion
  • Nexus
  • Street Drum Corps

Clinician

Jesús Diaz

  • Brad Dutz
  • Luis Conte
  • Valerie Dee Naranjo
  • Martin Verdonk

Mallet percussionist

Valerie Dee Naranjo

  • Stefon Harris
  • Dave Samuels
  • Bobby Hutcherson
  • Gary Burton

Gear

Drum set of the year

Tama Superstar

  • Pearl Masters MCX
  • Drum Workshop SSC
  • Yamaha Rock Tour
  • Pearl Special Edition Vision

Snare drum

Mapex Black Panther Series

  • DW Neil Peart Snakes & Arrows
  • Tama Charlie Benante Signature
  • Ludwig Black Magic Stainless
  • Gretsch Stanton Moore Signature Solid Birdseye Maple Snare

Custom drum builder

Allegra Drum Crafters Of Oregon

  • SJC Custom Drums
  • Truth Custom Drums
  • Spaun Drum Co.
  • Pork Pie Percussion

Cymbal

Ziljdian 22″ K Constantinople Bounce Ride

  • Sabian HHX Fusion Hats
  • Paiste 2002 24″ Big Ride
  • Zildjian 18″ K EFX
  • Meinl Benny Greb Signature 20″ Sand Ride

Hardware

DW 9002 L Lefty Pedal

  • DW 5000 ADH
  • Ludwig Sliding Tom Mount
  • Mapex Falcon Series
  • Trick Double Pedal

Hand drum

Pearl Boom Box Cajon

  • Remo Apex Djembes
  • Meinl Headliner Series Cajon
  • LP Laptop Congas
  • Tycoon Acrylic Cajon

Percussion toys

Pearl New York Cowbell

  • Meinl Low-Hat Stand
  • Rhythm Tech Stickball
  • Pearl Brazilian Rocar
  • LP Qube Shaker

Sticks

Vic Firth American Classic Kinetic Force

  • Pro-Mark 757 Ray Luzier Signature Stick
  • Zildjian 5A and 5B Blue (Hickory)
  • Vater Nude Series Fusion
  • Regal Tip Extreme Meta

Drumhead

Remo Ambassador-X

  • Inked By Evans
  • Remo Tattoo Skyn
  • Aquarian Superkick II Black
  • Aquarian Response II Black

Electronic drumming

Roland V-Stage Series TD-12KX

  • Pearl E-Pro Live
  • Yamaha DTX-900 and 900-K
  • Korg Wave drum Oriental Dynamic
  • Percussion Synthesizer
  • DDrum Hybrid Kit

Top microphone product

Shure Beta Drum Mics

  • Audix Designer Series
  • Sennheiser Evolution G3 Series Wireless
  • Audix FP5 Fusion Drum Pack
  • Shure SM27

Accessory

Zildjian Travis Barker Ultimate Practice Pad

  • Kickport White
  • Pork Pie Gel Throne
  • Tightscrew
  • SKB Drum Bags

Media

DVD

Wicked Beats By Gil Sharone (Hudson)

  • Mike Portnoy on the “ Art Of Drumming” Show with Terry Bozzio (Alfred/Drumchannel)
  • Neil Peart Fire On Ice (Alfred/Drumchannel)
  • Derek Roddy Blast Beats Evolved (Hudson)
  • Stanton Moore Groove Alchemy (Hudson)

Book

Rhythmic Design By Gavin Harrison (Hudson)

  • Ultimate Play-along Led Zeppelin (Alfred)
  • Stanton Moore Groove Alchemy (Hudson)
  • Odd Times: Patterns For Rock, Jazz, And Latin At The Drum Set with Joe Porcaro (Hal Leonard)
  • The Forgotten Foot by Jordan Hill and Kofi Baker (Hal Leonard) TI ED
  • Drum Aerobics by Andy Ziker (Hal Leonard) TI ED

Drumming website

Drumchannel.Com

  • Drummerworld.com
  • Onlinedrummer.com
  • Mikesdrumlessons.com
  • Hudsonmusic.com

Manufacturer website

DWdrums.Com

  • Tama.com
  • Pearldrum.com
  • Zildjian.com