Leo Ciaramitaro

percussionist, drummer, drum teacher


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Leo is a drummer, percussionist, and teacher of American roots-based music. He plays rock, jazz, and blues in Boston and the North Shore of Massachusetts and hails originally from Gloucester. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music and a Master of Music from Longy School of Music at Bard College. 

Playing professionally since 1996, he began his career drumming in local clubs and theaters in Gloucester, eventually moving on to touring Broadway Shows. He spent four years on the road in touring productions of Footloose, Grease, and Kiss Me Kate. Several hundred nights of show tunes, weddings, and bar gigs later, Leo’s love of drumming and performing continues to grow. 

His mentors include Boston jazz luminary Bob Gullotti, British folk-rock legend Dave Mattacks, and acclaimed classical marimbist Sylvie Zakarian.