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11 Nov

Rhythm X, Fairbanks, and Dunn join Pearl/Adams

Founded in 2002, the Columbus, OH based ensemble is under the direction of Executive Director Craig Dunn and Ensemble Director Tim Jackson. A 9-time WGI finalist and 6-time medalist, Rhythm X took gold at the 2002 WGI Open Class Championships and won consecutive WGI World Class Championships in 2008 and 2009. Establishing a global presence, the ensemble was invited to perform in Europe during the 2007 Indoor Percussion Europe season. Members travel from around the globe to participate in this cutting-edge youth activity, rehearsing every weekend from October through April. In addition to Rhythm X, the newly created Euro X, Rhythm X’s adjunct European ensemble, as well as Rhythm X Director Craig Dunn, and designer Tim Fairbanks officially join the Pearl Artist roster.

"I'm extremely honored to be joining the Pearl/Adams family, along with Rhythm X. The instruments are top notch and the customer service is amazing.  I'm excited to see and hear Rhythm X with Pearl/Adams in 2012 and beyond!"
- Rhythm X Program Coordinator and Visual Designer, Tim Fairbanks
“We at Pearl Corporation are truly thilled to have Rhythm X on board! Their continuous innovation in design and musicality makes Rhythm X a wonderful addition to our artist roster. We expect great things to come from this amazing partnership!” - Pearl Corporation Director of Marketing, Steve Armstrong

Rhythm X will be featured this year at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, IN where Tim Fairbanks, Tim Jackson, and Andrew Markworth will present their clinic “Exploring Indoor Percussion with Rhythm X”; debuting the ensemble using Pearl and Adams products. This upcoming WGI season, Rhythm X will be performing their show “enLIGHTened”, bringing themes of personal enlightenment, the Age of Enlightenment and many actual lights to combine with Rhythm X’s trademark athleticism, musicality, and innovation.

Pearl/Adams is proud to partner with Rhythm X, further expanding Pearl’s world-class artist roster which includes Music City Mystique, Riverside Community College, The Blue Knights, United Percussion, Gateway, and Eastside Fury.

For more information about Rhythm X and their 2012 production, visit