Marcello Pellitteri in a benefit concert for the Veronica Pellitteri Memorial Fund
Appearing with Marcello will be an All Star Band with Donny McCaslin and Tim Ries on sax, David Gilmore on guitar.
World-class musician, Marcello Pellitteri is best known as an award-winning drummer. He is also an educator, composer, arranger and producer.
His latest CD "Aquarius Woman" received a rare 4&1/2 stars review from Downbeat.
His previews CD “Acceptance” has been considered “emotionally shattering… one of the year’s most strikingly beautiful releases” (Jazz Corner) and got 5 Stars rating by All About Jazz.
Pellitteri graduated Cum Laude at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and then received a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies with Distinction in Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music.
For nearly 33 years, Pellitteri has taught at Berklee, where he is currently a Professor. He has played with jazz legends such as Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Jon Hendricks; with Grammy award winners New York Voices, Dave Samuels, Slide Hampton, Paquito D’Rivera; with orchestras such as the Boston Pops, the Taipei Philharmonic and with the world renown Gipsy Kings.
He has scored music for several theater plays.
Moreover he has performed for prominent international political figures, Royal families and Head of States, such as President Clinton at the White House, Prince Alberto of Monaco in Montecarlo and Princess Margriet of The Netherlands.
Pellitteri has recorded over 100 albums, 5 of which as a leader and he has appeared on the stages of worldwide festivals and broadcast programs with concerts at Radio City Music Hall, Boston Symphony Hall; performances on NBCˆs Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien as well as numerous Asian, South American and European radio and TV shows.
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