Sam Ruttenberg has performed with artists such as Dave Brubeck, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Lena Horne, Perry Como, Al Martino, Bing Crosby, Barbara Eden, and Charo. He performs with the Pennsylvania Bal­let, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Delaware Symphony, and Orchestra 2001. He also performs with his own jazz trio and is an active drum set clinician. Sam has also toured and recorded with the Houston Symphony, Ballet, and Pops Orchestras, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, and the Kennedy Center. Sam has written articles for PAS Percussive Notes and Modern Drummer Magazine. He transcribed and worked closely on the creative aspect with Joe Morello on his Master Studies II book. Sam received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Miami and a Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School. A full bio can be found on his personal site.


Specialties: Percussion

Divisions: Music