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Chris DeRosa is a Professional Freelance Drummer/Producer/Composer who currently lives in New York City, although his experience has taken him to many parts of the world (over 50 countries).
Chris resume reads like a whos who in music and has played/recorded with the likes of Deborah Harry and Chris Stein (Blondie), Skinner Box (King Django), Nadia Ali, Rick Ross, Cee Lo Green (30 Rock), Michael McDonald (30 Rock), H.R. (Bad Brains), Chris Rob (Stevie Wonder, Kanye West), Motorbaby, Raul Midon, Melba Moore, Phil Perry, Masspike Miles, Yale University Big Band, Gedeon Luke (American Idol), Willie Ruff, Bill Brown Quartet, KTQ, Chris DeRosa Group, Monkfish and Producers such as Giancarlo Vulcano (30 Rock), Daniel Rey (Ramones), Steve Eigner (Nelly), Jon Brion (Fiona Apple), Roger Fife (Tricky), and Kramer (Ween).
In The World Of Dance Chris Has Performed, Composed, or Accompanied Gus Solomons jr, Ron Brown/Evidence, Mark Morris Dance Group, Sean Curran, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Donald Byrd, Jose' Limon Dance Foundation, and Paul Taylor Dance.
Chris has studied at both The Berklee College of Music where he received the prestigious Buddy Rich Jazz Masters scholarship and at the University Of Miami where he was the recipient of the Bowman Ashe scholarship for artistic and academic achievement. There he also received his Studio Music/Jazz Performance degree.
Chris has Taught/Lectured at Marymount Manhattan College (Adjunct Professor), The NYACK School Of Music (Guest Lecturer), and at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts (Staff Musician, Guest Lecturer).
As a creative drummer Chris has been featured in Modern Drummer, DRUM!, Hudson Music, Percfest, and The Black Page Magazine and has performed Live on WPKN (Bridgeport), WXPN (Philadelphia) World Cafe WDST (Woodstock) Sessions, has toured the Middle East for the Armed Forces, Egypt as a Jazz Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. State Department, and toured China in a Jazz Cultural Exchange Program.
Chris Is A Member Of BMI, The Harry Fox Agency, and The University Of Miami & Berklee College of Music Alumni Associations. Chris Is Endorsed By Vic Firth Drumsticks, Sabian Cymbals, Evans Drum Heads, Brady Snare Drums, Audix Microphones, MOTU Electronics, KickPort, Cympad, and RhythmTech Percussion.
To see Chris personal webpage go to:
- Screen name:
- Chris DeRosa
- Member since:
- Jun 16 2009
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
If you need to contact me simply email me directly at: chris derosa (at) (dot) com
I am only available for paid situations.
- Other Percussion:
I don't often check this site page.
If you need to contact me email me directly at: chris derosa (at) gmail (dot) com