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Elena Bonomo

DRUMMER/ PERCUSSIONIST/ EDUCATOR

 

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Welcome



Elena Bonomo

DRUMMER/ PERCUSSIONIST/ EDUCATOR

 

News


News


The LAtest:

Go Inside Opening Night of Broadway-Bound six

Opening Night of SIX at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA

Off Broadway

Elena joins the music team for Michael R. Jackson’s A Strange Loop. Watch trailer here!

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.

ALBUM RELEASE:

The Hello Girls to release original cast recording

The hello Girls

Elena joins the company of The Hello Girls - a brand new musical about WWI Female Telephone Operators

Album release:

Elena backs Annie Golden and Farrah Alvin on songs by Michael Wartofsky

Waitress 1st National tour

Elena joins as drummer for the 1st National Tour of the musical Waitress

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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.


Actively involved in both the pop/rock and musical theater scenes, Elena strives to create fluidity across all musical genres. She has performed at venues across NYC including Feinstein’s/54 Below, Birdland, The Blue Note, Symphony Space, The Green Room 42, Rockwood Music Hall, Pianos, The Bitter End, and many others. She is currently in the house band for FEMME Jam, and all-female led jam session that takes place once a month at Brooklyn’s C’Mon Everybody (led by Camille Trust, Melissa McMillan, Alita Moses and Miranda Joan).


In the theater realm, Elena has toured across the United States as the drummer for the 1st National Tour of the hit Broadway musical, Waitress (music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles). She originated the drum chairs for two Off-Broadway shows including The Hello Girls and A Strange Loop, and appeared as the drummer on both of their Original Cast Recordings. An active sub in the NYC Theater scene, her Broadway and Off-Broadway sub credits include Waitress, Be More Chill, Cagney, and A Taste of Things to Come.


Elena has shared the stage with Tony-award winning actress Patina Miller (Pippin, Sister Act), Annie Golden (Orange is The New Black), Constantine Maroulis, Desi Oakley, Christine Dwyer, Natalie Walker, Heath Saunders, 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 also recorded a full length album.


Elena currently holds the drum chair for the American Repertory Theater’s production of SIX (by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss).


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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Copy of Gigs


Copy of Gigs


Upcoming shows

 

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Elena can currently be found behind the kit at American Repertory Theater’s production of SIX

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