Like Nobody Else
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. RESUME INSTRUMENTS Drums and Percussion ACCOMPLISHMENTS 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. Page Two Danny Pucillo -Resume Training Hart Foundation of Music, under Alexander Lepak; Fred Albright; Music Theory and Composition, Bob Bianco. Teaching Experience CLINICS; 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 OTHER Movies T.V. Jingles.