Pat Petrillo is at the forefront of the drumming community, not only as a dynamic drummer, but as a world class clinician. His deep grooves, stylistic versatility, and uncanny technical abilities, have lead him to gigs with a variety of artists, including R&B legends Gloria Gaynor and Patti LaBelle, to his latest Nu Jazz project, “Groovallegiance”, featuring bassist Gary Grainger, & Guitarist Chieli Minucci. He has also played numerous Broadway shows, including "A Chorus Line", "Grease", and "Footloose", as well as a national tour of "Dreamgirls".
As an educator, Pat is a faculty member at Drummers Collective in NYC, and also conducts master classes at leading drum schools and shops around the world. Pat's top selling DVD/Book from Hudson Music, “Hands, Grooves, & Fills” has gained international acclaim, and his new DVD, "Learn to Read Rhythms, Better!", has become the "must have" instructional DVD of 2010. He is also featured on the Ludwig 100th Anniversary DVD, as well as drummerworld.com.