Rich Zabinski is an active Jazz Drummer performing in the Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania area. In addition to leading his own jazz group, Rich is a frequent guest artist with many local bands, including the Balcony Big Band and Tony Campbell’s Jazz Surgery. Having studied Jazz Drum-set with Lenny Rogers and Small Group and Big Band performance with David Budway and John Wilson respectively at Duquesne University, Rich has played alongside Clark Terry, Richie Cole, Marvin Stamm, Dwayne Dolphon, and many others. Rich also has extensive performing, teaching and arranging experience in the competitive marching arts arena. Rich was a member of the snare drum line with the elite Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, and has taught and arranged for the award winning Kiski Area Marching Band, as well as several other nationally ranked high school marching bands and drum and bugle corps.
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From the moment I opened the boxes of my new Canopus NV-M1 drumset and NV60-M1 snare, the quality craftsmanship was very apparent. After getting them tuned and playing on them for a few weeks now, I can honestly say they are the best sounding drums I've ever played. I have them tuned up pretty high for the jazz group I lead, and the sound is amazing. Every drum projects a sound that you don't just hear, but you can actually feel. The sound is rich and focused. The finish (in my case, Black Olive) is classic and beautiful. Joining the Canopus family and getting to play these fabulous drums is an incredible privilege and honor. Thank you Canopus