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Elena Bonomo

DRUMMER/ PERCUSSIONIST/ EDUCATOR

 

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Welcome



Elena Bonomo

DRUMMER/ PERCUSSIONIST/ EDUCATOR

 

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Bio


                         BIO

Bio


                         BIO

 

Artist bio

Elena Bonomo is a drummer, percussionist, band leader and music educator based in the NYC area. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, she holds a Bachelors Degree in Performance.

Elena has shared the stage with Tony-award winning actress Patina Miller (Pippin, Sister Act), Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages), Richie Goods (Chris Botti) and jazz vocalist Jacqui Naylor. In addition to her US appearances, Elena has performed throughout the Caribbean, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe while working as band leader for Holland America Cruise Lines. She has toured nationally with Boston based Americana/Folk group, The Novel Ideas, with whom she recorded a full length album

Elena currently holds the drum chair for the 1st National Tour of the hit Broadway musical, Waitress (music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles). An active sub in the NYC Theater scene, her Broadway and Off Broadway credits include: WaitressCagney, A Taste of Things to Come and Chix 6.

Elena is a proud endorser of Yamaha drums, Sabian Cymbals, Remo drum heads, and Vic Firth drum sticks. 

Elena’s solo work is fluid and funky. She is polite, accurate, relaxed, and very consistent.” – Kenwood Dennard

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Elena has a lot of patience and maturity, and her performance is a reflection of that. She is one of the ‘best’ young drummers I’ve heard in a long time.”Neal Smith

 
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News


News


News

Elena Jams with Drum Legends at NAMM 2017

Drum legends Bernard "Pretty" Purdie and Carmine Appice invite Elena Bonomo up to jam with them during their demonstration at NAMM 2017.

Issue #22

Issue #22

Article Featured in Tom Tom Magazine

Elena's article "Developing Your Own Sound" has been featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Tom Tom Magazine - a magazine dedicated to female drummers.

Issue #23

Issue #23

Article Featured in Tom Tom Magazine

Elena's article "10 Things to Know Before Going On Tour" has been featured in the Fall 2015 issue of Tom Tom Magazine - a magazine dedicated to female drummers.