The Zildjian Bill Stewart Artist Series Drumsticks have a contemporary jazz style with a super-thin neck that provides an extremely lively response. The acorn tip provides a variety of darker tones than a regular wood tip. Built from durable U.S. select hickory the Bill Stewart signature drumsticks provide extra rebound and sensitivity perfect for the subtle articulations of jazz music. Bill Stewart is an American Jazz drummer with a distinctly melodic polyrhythmic style. He has performed with Maceo Parker John Scofield and Jim Hall and takes influence from drummers such as Max Roach and Art Blakely. His technical prowess and unique forward-looking approach has earned him an extensive discography over the years having lead several bands and performed with many more.