Originally from Rome, NY, I now live in Westchester County, just north of NYC, where I play and record with many regional, national, and international artists and productions. I studied jazz at the Hoff-Barthelson music school, and have also studied privately with jazz masters Joe Morello, John Riley, Joe Cusatis, Peter Erskine, 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, Canopus RFM
Ludwig Fab Classic Maple Drum Kit
Avedis Zildjian, Istanbul Mehmet, Matt Bettis, Justin Ottaviano, Jesse Simpson Cymbals
Vic Firth Sticks, Mallets, Brushes
Latin Percussion and other various percussion instruments and toys
ProTools DAW full studio tracks and recording
What I am looking for: I am 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), and pride myself on being always on time, being prepared ahead of time, having music charts prepared, listening, and being committed to getting it right. What you don't get with me is drama, practicing fills while you tune your instruments, or lack of passion or creativity.
Some of the artists I have performed with:
Michelle Walker, Mala Waldron, Sebastian Noelle, Jay Azzolina, Don Dupont Big Band, The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams, Sloan Wainwright, Pat Wictor, KJ Denhert, Jon Sholle, Jon Burr, The Library, Lara Herscovitch, David Massengill, Catie Curtis, Ellis Paul, Peter Calo, The Kennedys, Red Molly, Milton, Peter Donovan, Joseph FireCrow, Peter Fish, Marc Black, Mark Barden, Robert Hill, Steve Kirkman, Steve Chizmadia, Brooke Campbell, Mark Spencer, Chris Barron, John Hall, The Voyces, Kramer, John Guth, Ben Freed, Marion LoGuidice, David Fagin(The Rosenbergs), Marc Von Em, Northern Westchester Jazz Collaborative, Northern Westchester Symphony Orchestra, Squirrels From Hell, as well as countless (wonderful and amazing) session and recording projects.