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About Pat Petrillo
World renowned drummer, educator, and product inventor Pat Petrillo has been a leader in the drum industry for years. He has backed a wide variety of artists from many genres, including Patti LaBelle, Gloria Gaynor, Glen Burtnik, Oz Noy, as well as numerous Broadway shows. His group, the Big Rhythm Band, has released their new record, “The Power Station Sessions”, on Autumn Hill Records. It features an all start lineup featuring guest artists Nile Rodgers, John Popper, Oz Noy, Felicia Collins, and Glen Burtnik. Their previous release, “The Abbey Road Sessions”, was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studio 2. (available on Amazon). Pat designed the very popular Zildjian 21″ K Custom Organic Ride, as well as the Drumeo P4 Practice Pad. His popular video lessons on Drumeo.com and numerous others, have inspired millions of drummers over the years. Pat also endorses Ludwig Drums, Evans Drum heads, and Vic Firth Drumsticks. Pat continues to spread his drum knowledge in clinic performances and master classes around the globe.
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Dave McClain, Greg Hutchinson, Eric Kretz, Bill Rieflin, Trilok Gurtu, Mark Richardson, Pat Petrillo, Ryan Moore, Doane Perry, Yonrico Scott, Raymond Herrera, Dave Weckl, Herman Matthews, Zoro, Joshua Dyer, Rich Watson
What’s up, Modern Drummer readers? This is my first “On the Beat,” and I’m happy to catch you up on what’s been happening (for the past thirty-plus years, ha). We won’t go back that far, but I will fill you in on the variety of things I’ve been up to …
Over the course of his forty-year career traveling the globe to teach, perform, and conduct clinics, Dom Famularo has interacted with some of the finest drummers and drum instructors in the world. The following list contains many of those names, organized by country/continent. If you’re looking for top-notch drum instruction, …
The 21″ Organic ride is the latest member of the K Custom series, and the 20″ Renaissance ride joins the K Constantinople series. Both are said to offer clean stick definition coupled with dark ride and crash sounds for a variety of genres and performance applications….
(October 2005 Issue) At a recent smooth jazz festival in Philadelphia, drummer Pat Petrillo was performing with guitarist Ed Hamilton when an elderly, “old school-looking” gentleman shuffled up to the bandstand and started screaming, “This ain’t no @#!%# jazz! Where’s the Coltrane and Miles? Play some real jazz!” Petrillo and …