Born and raised in New Brunswick, New Jersey, world-renowned drummer Pat Petrillo has been a leader in the drum industry for years. He has backed and worked with a wide array of artists from many genres, including Patti LaBelle, Gloria Gaynor, Oz Noy, Chieli Minucci, Ed Hamilton, Glen Burtnik, and numerous Broadway shows, including “A Chorus Line”, “Grease”, “Footloose”, “Newsies”, and “Dreamgilrs”.
He now leads a killer group of NYC players, the Big Rhythm Band. On their new record, “The Power Station Sessions”, the band produces 9 groove-packed tracks, in the Contemporary Instrumental category, featuring guest artists Nile Rodgers, John Popper, Oz Noy, and more. Their debut record, “The Abbey Road Sessions”, saw the group chart in the Top 20 on Relix/Jambands.com. His popular instructional videos on Drumeo.com and published Books and DVDs with Hudson Music have inspired thousands of drummers. Pat has previously taught at Drummers Collective in NYC for many years and is a visiting adjunct instructor at Musicians Institute in Hollywood while continuing to spread his drum knowledge in clinic performances and master classes around the globe.