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MP3 Bill Perkins Danny Pucillo Quartet Plays Charles Mingus Like Nobody Else - JAZZ: Bebop

A smokin'', lickety split, Jazz/bebop fusion

10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Bebop, JAZZ: Jazz Fusion


Danny Pucillo

Danny began his musical training in elementary school in Mount Vernon, New York. Originally, he wanted to play the trumpet, but a trip to New York City''s Capitol Theater changed his mind. When the film ended the band rose from the stage and young Danny saw Gene Krupa silhouetted in the spotlight. His love was drumming from that day on.  

Danny remembers as a youth, setting up his drum kit by the jukebox and keeping time as Charlie Barnet''s orchestra played "Cherokee." One of the highlights of Danny''s life came ten years later when he landed a job with Charlie Barnet''s Orchestra and played that song as a member the band. 

Danny lived and worked in New York until the end of 1969. He ended his residence on the East Coast by playing a New Year''s Eve gig with Andy Williams. On New Year''s Day, he and his family moved to the West Coast.  

Since moving to the Southern California, Danny has worked extensively in the studios and has recorded with some of the biggest names in music, including: Peggy Lee, the Jackson Five, Claude Thornhill, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Frank Rosolino, Supersax, Johnny Carson, Ed Sullivan, Jerry Lewis, and Milton Berle. He has also recorded on hit records for the Jackson Five, and the Supremes. Danny Pucillo currently endorses Paiste Cymbals.

Most recently, Danny Pucillo has focused on leading his own group. The Danny Pucillo Quartet just released a CD entitled, You Know What I Mean. The release contains four of Danny Pucillo''s original compositions and five standards. The group plays frequent live gigs in the Los Angeles area and has received favorable reviews in Cadence Magazine and the Los Angeles Jazz Scene.  

Danny has five children, three of whom are musical. His oldest is also a drummer, another plays guitar, and the third is a contractor who plays drums for pleasure.


INSTRUMENTS Drums and Percussion

Published Writer: Modern Drummer Magazine, Columnist
Australian Gazette, Articles
Ludwig Drum Company Magazine
Authored A New Concept of Reading Drum Music

Composer : Produced CD

ENDORSEMENTS Currently : Featured Jazz Artist Paiste Cymbals
Remo Drum Heads
Regal Tip Drumsticks

Prior : Ludwig Drum Company
Tama Drums

EXPERIENCE Nature of Background and Scope of Expertise

Big Bands Bill Holman; Charlie Barnet; Claude Thornhill; Ralph
Marteri; Nat Pierce

CLUBS Birdland; Downbeat; Club Bohemia; FiveSpot;
Band Box; Village Vanguard; Bluenote; Cotton Club

Jazz Groups Emil Richards; Rob McConnell; Don Elliot; Joe Puma; Eddie Bert; Art Farmer; Joe Pass; Ray Brown; Herbie Mann Victor Feldman; Frank Rosolino; Bucky Pizzarelli.

Television Andy Williams; Sammy Davis; Sonny & Cher; Johnny
Carson; Merve Griffen; Mike Douglas; Dinah Shore; Tim
Conway; Charlie''s Angels; Pearl Bailey

Television Specials Robert Goulet; Jimmy Durante; Jack Benny; Frank
Gorshen; Bell Telephone Hour; John Wayne Special;
Milton Berle; Playboy; Andy Griffith & Don Knotts

Recordings Peggy Lee; Jackson Five; Thelma Houston; Carol King;
Vic Damone; Motown Records; etc.

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Training Hart Foundation of Music, under Alexander Lepak;
Fred Albright; Music Theory and Composition, Bob

Teaching Experience

NEW YORK: Manny''s Drum Shop
Westchester Workshop
Music Manor

AUSTRALIA: Billy Hyde Drum Clinic
Rhythm Drum Shop

CHICAGO: Franks Drum Shop

LAS VEGAS: High School

LOS ANGELES: Broken Drum Shop

Numerous private students

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