John Petrucelli

Critic Bill Milkowski describes tenor saxophonist John Petrucelli’s work as “flowing and intense… Petrucelli weds astounding technique to harmonic and rhythmic invention and a forceful sense of swing.”

Petrucelli surged onto the jazz scene in 2015 with his compelling debut album The Way, featuring emerging jazz artists Peter Park (guitar), Victor Gould (piano), Alexander Claffy (bass) and Gusten Rudolph (drums) alongside legendary drummer Victor Lewis.

Upcoming in 2017:

John will touring across the United States with music from The Way and new compositions from his new upcoming album Presence! He is also a member of the electro-funk group Beauty Slap. See Upcoming Gigs.

Performance Configurations:

John is currently leading ensembles in a number of configurations for performances from trio, quartet, or quintet. Additionally, he has many original compositions and arrangements for big band suitable for college performance programs.

Educational Outreach:

John is available for educational outreach in the form of:

  • Guest lectures on a range of musical topics
  • Workshops
  • Guest Artist Appearances
  • Educational Residence