Cymbal Maker To The Stars: Paul’s Story
New England Emmy Awards 2017
Outstanding Arts & Entertainment
“Every time I get a new set of cymbals, Paul has topped himself.” It’s a tall compliment, especially when it comes from Steve Smith, Journey’s legendary drummer. As Director of Research and Development at Zildjian, Paul Francis has learned the 400 year old art of cymbal making and pushed it forward for the 21st Century. Watch and listen as he shares his unlikely story from sweeping the factory floor on his first day, to becoming one of the foremost craftsmen in the world of music.