Emmett Ientilucci
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Emmett J. Ientilucci
Rochester, New York



PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY:

Raised in Rochester, New York. Started playing drums at 15 years old. Studied with Dave Cohen until moving to Los Angeles. Graduated with honors from Musicians Institute, Percussion Institute of Technology (PIT), in Los Angeles, California.

Studied with Steve Houghton (Woody Herman's band, Paul Anka, Scott Henderson, Doc Severinson, Gary Burton, Joe Henderson), Ralph Humphry (Drummer for Dancing with the Stars, Don Ellis, Seals & Crofts, John Davidson, Abbey Lane, Paul Anka, Frank Zappa, Al Jarreau, Wayne Shorter, and Manhattan Transfer), Joe Porcaro (first call percussionist for film and TV, Father of Jeff Porcaro (Toto)), Dave Beyer (Melissa Etheridge), and Casey Scheuerell (Gino Vanelli, Jon-Luc Ponty). Relocated to New York and continued playing professionally in the Northeast. Gained experience playing different styles such as Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Funk, Fusion, Rock, Blues and R&B.

 

PERFORMANCES:

Artist Style Artist Style
Matrix Rock Denny Braun (sax w/Ike Turner) Rock / R & B
Optional Stop Rock Larry Garlington Various
True Colors Top 40 Heritage Southern Rock
Straight Away Top 40 Top Secret Rock
Crystal Palace Top 40 Cosco, Gladstone, Cosco Rock
The Hogs Rock / R & B Cool Blue Top 40
Nate Rawls Jazz Charley Jazz
William Gould Quartet R & B / Jazz Special Blend Top 40
Jim Ferris Quartet Jazz Person to Person Top 40
Oasis Various Greg Walker & the Power Glide Blues Band (Duke Jupiter) R & B
Lisa George Jazz Me & the Boyz R & B / Top 40
Threshold Funk / Jazz Abstract World Ensemble Fusion
Dave Meyer Rock John Vreeland Quartet Jazz
Paradigm Shift Jazz Terrance Bruce (Cabio Frio) Jazz
Dan Schmitt & the Shadows R & B Melvin Rogers Big Band Jazz
R-Gang Top 40 East Coast Connection Top 40
Southern Tier All Star Big Band Jazz Standard Jazz Quartet Jazz
Mark Cassara Band Jazz/Funk Matt Valerio Band Rock/Pop
Hard Logic Smooth Jazz Shades of Gray Acoustic Top 40
Lumiere Gypsy Jazz Crossroads Country
Todd East R & B, Blues, Funk Hot Sweets Various
Fishbone Soup Everything Unlimited Top 40/RB
Miche Fambro Variety Tom Politzer/Adolfo Acosta (Tower of Power) RB/Funk
Brian Coughlin Acoustic Sally Ramirez Latin/Salsa
GFLJO BigBand . .

 

CD CREDITS / RECORDINGS:

Matt Valerio Tracking done 2010
TBD , Nashiville, TN, (drum tracking done April, 2009)
Me & the Boyz , 7 Hours, Audio Magic, Buffalo, NY, 2005
Bill Crosby , The Peanut Butter Fish, Track Shack, Nashville, TN, 2005
Bill Crosby , I Have a Pet Snail, Track Shack, Nashville, TN, 2002
Standard Jazz Quartet, Live, MPRO Studios, Webster, NY, 2002
Me & the Boyz II, Self Titled, Audio Magic, Buffalo, NY, 2001
Bill Crosby, The Black Album, The Podyum, Nashville, TN, 2000
Me & the Boyz, Self Titled, Audio Magic, Buffalo, NY, 1998
Paradigm Shift, First Shift, Studio7 , Rochester, NY, 1996
Bill Crosby, Heart in a Rock Place, Beyond Records, Ontario, NY, 1993
GFI Production Vol. 1, The Unsigned, GFI Productions, Ontario, NY, 1991
Heritage, Self titled, Rochester, NY, 1990, 1991
Optional Stop, Self titled, Funky Records, Rochester, NY, 1989

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES:
Have been teaching privately since 1990.
Have been performing in a 16 piece big band since 1993.

 

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