East Hanover, NJ, September 4, 2005
Who does one of the leading communication companies, Comcast, call on to represent their High-Speed Internet Service on a commercial? World's Fastest Drummer Champ, Art Verdi.
In the last few weeks, Art has been featured in the leading drum magazine, Modern Drummer, in which he was described as having a "frightening fast" single stroke roll; contacted by a major radio station to appear; and flown down to Florida to display his blazing drumming speed on the Comcast commercial. Art also has his own segment, "Art's Corner", on the popular Drum Radio Show at Drumradio.com, where he assists drummers in obtaining optimal control and speed.
Art has received most of his recent recognition through his major conquest with the World's Fastest Drummer Organization (the WFD), which was created by Boo McAfee; Art was the first person in history to break 1,100 strokes in 60 seconds. Along with other WFD champs, Mike Mangini (Extreme/Steve Vai), Johnny Rabb (Tanya Tucker/Hank Williams III), Tim Waterson (Fastest Feet Champ) and Jotan Afanador (Ricky Martin), Art actively assists drummers with their technique at WFD competitions during winter and summer NAMM.
Albeit Art achieved these honors as a result of his affiliation with the World's Fastest Drummer organization (The WFD), Art also has a vast background in jazz with many notable musicians. Art has performed with Jack Wilkins (Buddy Rich Band), Shirley Scott (John Coltrane, Bill Cosby), Sal Salvador (Stan Kenton), Phil Woods (Benny Goodman), Stanley Turrentine (Max Roach, Ray Charles) and others.
For more information on Art Verdi, his appearances, or his video clips, please visit his website at www.ArtVerdi.com.