Emmett Ientilucci

Emmett IentilucciRaised in Rochester, New York. Started playing drums at 15 years old. Studied with David Cohen until moving to Los Angeles. Graduated with honors from the Musicians Institute, Percussion Institute of Technology (PIT), in Los Angeles, California. Studies with Ralph Humphry (Drummer for Dancing with the Stars, Paul Anka, Frank Zappa, Al Jarreau, Wayne Shorter), Steve Houghton (Woody Herman’s band, Doc Severinson, Gary Burton, Joe Henderson), Joe Porcaro (first call percussionist for film and TV, Father of Jeff Porcaro, drummer for Toto), Dave Beyer (Melissa Etheridge), and Casey Scheuerell (Gino Vanelli, Jon-Luc Ponty).

Some of the artists he has played for include Al Chez (trumpet player for the Paul Shaffer CBS Orchestra, David Letterman Show, TOP, Robert Cray), Gene Cornish (The Rascals, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee), Gary van Scyoc (John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder), Denny Braun (sax w/Tina Turner’s husband, Ike) and Tom Politzer and Adolfo Acosta (Tower of Power) along with over 50 other western NY groups.  He has shared the stage with groups such as Molly Hatchet, Leslie West (Mississippi Queen), and the Good Rats and is also the drummer for the The Kire Najdovski Band.  Emmett also possesses uncanny MacGyver-esque skills.