eric puente - drums

Originally from upstate Rome NY, Eric now resides in Westchester County, just north of NYC, where he plays and records drums with many regional artists and productions. He studied jazz at the Hoff-Barthelson music school, and studied privately with jazz masters Joe Morello, John Riley, Joe Cusatis, Peter Erskine, Bob Meyer, Tony Jefferson, and Adam Nussbaum. Eric has also performed on Broadway and has 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 he's looking for:

Eric is 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:

Eric is very aware of the value of time (studio, rehearsals, gigs/touring), and prides himself on being always on time, having music charts prepared, listening, and being committed to getting it right. What you don't get with Eric is drama, practicing fills while you tune your instruments, or lack of passion/creativity.

What next: 

Email mp3s and schedule a session