Cesare Papetti, percussion

Cesare Papetti is a percussionist who works in and around New York City teaching and performing.  Influenced by all sounds resonating from New York’s vibrancy, he pursues a multitude of different performing opportunities from operas, orchestras and chamber groups to rock bands and performance art theater.  Among others, Cesare has played with the Staten Island Philharmonic, Garden State Philharmonic, Regina Opera, Camerata Orchestra, and the Bleecker Street Opera.  In addition, Cesare has been a frequent guest of the International Street Cannibals, an avant-garde chamber ensemble and Composer's Concordance, a NYC based new music group.  Recently released recordings include: Samplestra (NAXOS), a CD featuring his performance of Gene Pritsker's percussion and electronics piece entitled “Destined to Shed,” and  Salamander (Innova) featuring vibraphone work with the Peter Kerlin Octet.

Cesare is a founder/member of JustMusic, a marimba/percussion duo, Barbaric Yawp, a three-piece indie-funk band and Firebird, an art rock ensemble.