Drum Ambassador Award
This award recognises an outstanding contribution to the rhythmic community that raised a deeper awareness of drums and drumming amongst drummers and non-drummers alike. This year saw the release of the fantastic four-part documentary, The ArtOfDrumming, with Steve White acting as the narrator and series consultant, alongside stars including Ginger Baker, Steve Gadd and Hal Blaine.
White’s deep knowledge of drumming history, and his dedication to acknowledging the greats, resulted in an insightful look into the world of rock ’n’ roll drumming and beyond, from the iconic grooves to the legends and unsung heroes of the instrument.
“Drumming is a beautiful art,” Steve told Rhythm prior to the premiere. “It’s a passion, it’s a religion, it’s fun. It’s all of those things and more and I’m delighted to have been part of such a wonderful celebration of the art of the drummer.” There’s no more deserving a winner of this award than Steve White, and if you’re yet to watch TheArt OfDrumming, you’re truly missing out.