eric puente - drums

I grew in upstate, NY (Rome, NY), and now reside in Westchester County, just north of NYC, playing and recording drums with regional artists and productions. I have studied jazz at Hoff-Barthelson music school, as well as studied privately with jazz masters Joe Morello, John Riley, Joe Cusatis, Bob Meyer, and Adam Nussbaum. I have performed on Broadway and toured extensively throughout the US, Canada and UK. 


  • Drummer's World Custom Maple Nesting Kit (can be checked as 2 bags on an airplane)
  • Slingerland early 70's Maple Drum Kit
  • Gretch Broadcaster Drum Kit  
  • Ludwig Fab Classic Maple Drum Kit
  • Avedis Zildjian, Istanbul Mehmet, Matt Bettis, Justin Ottaviano, Jesse Simpson Cymbals
  • Vic Firth Sticks, Mallets, Brushes
  • Latin Percussion Conga and Djembes
  • Various Percussion Instruments and Toys!

What i’m looking for:

Available to work with a band, musician, and/or producer on recordings, showcases, tours, and other live performances. also available for fill-in work on sessions and gigs.

What you get:

I am very aware of the value of time (studio, rehearsals, gigs/touring), so I pride myself on being always on time, music charts prepared, listening and commited to getting it right. what you don't get with me is drama, practicing fills while you tune your instruments, or lack of passion/creativity.

What next: 

Email mp3s and schedule a session