John King

John King is among the most noted cymbal testers in the business. Working alongside Armand Zildjian in the factory in Massachusetts. John learned the fine skills of a tester and worked with Tony Williams, Buddy Rich, and other top players. John, a Product Communications Manager, has also become a historian at Zildjian. In his interview, he provided great detail regarding some of the traditions of the company. Over the years John has also shared a passion for our interview program and has been instrumental in the completion of several important percussionists interviews, including that of Joe Morello.

Interview Date:
November 9, 2006
Job Title:
Product Communications Manager
Zildjian Cymbal Company

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