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To perform, record, write, and tour with wonderful and talented musicians all over the world. To continue to nurture my God gifted talents and be the best person possible on all levels.


Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, Nadia Ali, Rick Ross, Masspike Miles, Tyce, Cee Lo Green (30 Rock), Skinner Box, Melba Moore, Gedeon Luke (American Idol), Phil Perry, Nate Ouderkirk, Raul Midon, Michael McDonald (30 Rock), Renee Ruth, Freddie Parris & The Five Satins, Jonathan Segal and Victor Krummenacher (Camper Van Beethoven), Paul Mark & The Van Dorens, Criminal Conversation, Brendan O'Shea, E-Trance, Salina Sias, Kevin Patrick (Blondie, Portishead), The WMD's, Brett Simons (Liz Phair, Brian Wilson), Annie Quick, Chris Rob (Stevie Wonder, Kanye West), Newborn, Chris Wilson (Love Spit Love), Tom Humbert, Zach Williams, Ivan Julian (The Voidoids, Matthew Sweet), Exotik Robotz, Dan Miller and Danny Weinkauf (They Might Be Giants), The Turn, Ron Dziubla (Ricky Martin, Chayanne), The Deepdown, FullerJam, Gerry Perlinski, Lost Romance, Paulo Valerio, Alex Nester (Santana, Stevie Wonder), Penelope Lawson, Andy Burton (John Mayer), Jefferson Thomas, Ann Klein (Joan Osborne), Monica Allison, TransPlants, Collider, Jed Davis, Mark White (Spin Doctors), d'atlee, Kim Fahy (The Mabuses), Bibi Farber, Glow, Magnet (Replacing Mo Tucker of the Velvet Underground), Fluffer, Laura Dawn (Moby), Carly Thomas, Liquid, Melanie Penn, Torn Earlobe, Coppersonic, David Mansfield (Bob Dylan, Sting), Gangway Fathead, The Groove, Cheryl Hill, The Republics, MotorBaby, Aquaman Jones, Air-O-Sol, The Dependents, Scott Klass, Lies, Ashok Warrior, Wax, Sara Dabo, Tiaa Wells, Gio, Steph Shaw, Acoustic Blue, Rob Decoup, Ether Park, Brewster, SOS, The Drowning Crib, One Way Ticket, Wendy Ip, Elvis, Random Axis, Eyelash, Celero, In One Ear, Jenn London, The Heads, Maritri Garrett, Rayz Hell, The Fool, White Courtesy Telephone, Marcus Linial, Proton Accelerator, Rachel Derry, The Color Kinetic


Giancarlo Vulcano (30 Rock), Jose Luis Pardo "Cheo" (Los Amigos Invisibles), Roger Fife (Tricky), Steve Eigner (Nelly), J. Chris Griffin (Madonna, Kanye West, John Legend, Missy Elliott, Janet Jackson), Daniel Rey (White Zombie, Ramones), Kramer (Urge Overkill, Ween, Butthole Surfers, Daniel Johnston), Stuart Epps (Elton John, Robbie Williams, Oasis), "General" George Fullan (The Rolling Stones, Cyndi Lauper, Twisted Sister, Dream Theater, Cheap Trick), Jon Brion (Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

Chris has also performed at many churches some of which include Trinity Grace, Redeemer, Resurrection Brooklyn, The Journey, Infinity, Citilights, Astoria Community Church, Redeemer Hoboken, Hill Of The Lord Ministries, Emmanuel, Grace Redeemer Church and Shekinah Glory Worship


Monkfish, H.R. (Bad Brains), ECA Jazz Ensemble, Skinner Box (Jeff Baker a.k.a King Django), Peninsulin, Roland Ruby Orchestra, Ashita, Ariya, Yale Big Band, Willie Ruff, Tony Scherr (Norah Jones), Gary Keller, KTQ, Around Town Entertainment, JM Music, Empyreal Orchestra, D & E Entertainment, NYC Swing, Cal James Orchestra, Anthony Peters All Stars, Junie Strongheart, Bud Maltin, Luxe, Jeff Ciampa, Benny Del Mare, Ultimate Symphony Band, Bill Brown Quartet, NYACK School Of Music (Guest Lecturer), Randall Dollahon, Yoshiaki Masuo (Sonny Rollins), David Bixler, FlyinFisch, Nishi, Cross Currents, Lolita Jackson Quintet, Tom Jennings, Electrik Buddha, Jon Cowherd (Brian Blade Fellowship), Dan Warner (Madonna, Pink, Shakira), Leo Traversa, Alter-Trance, Steve Sacks, Matt Bonelli (Bee Gees), Ron Miller, Gary Hasse, House A' Fire, Matthew Brubeck, Ben Stivers (MatchBox 20, Ricky Martin), Kaya, Nori Nori, Chris DeRosa Group


NYU Tisch School of the Arts (Staff Musician, Guest Lecturer), Oh! Calcutta (Both National And International Tours), The Mikado, Grease, Songs Of Paradise, Columbia University (Barnard College), Marymount Manhattan College (Adjunct Professor), Mark Morris Dance Group, Ellis Wood Dance, Barbara Feldman Dance Company, Larry Keigwin, Kosad, Peridance, Gus Solomons jr, The Island Moving Company, Joy Kellman, Gina Gibney Dance, Dance Space Inc., Zeynep Tanbay, Kevin Wynn, Ron Brown/Evidence, Donald Byrd, Elisa Monte Dance, David Brown, Andrea E. Woods (Souloworks), Kun-Yang Lin, David Dorfman Dance, Ana Marie Forsythe, Sean Curran, Karla Wolfangle, Bebe Miller, Douglas Nielsen, Nicholas Leichter, Jennifer Muller, 2nd Avenue Dance Company, Doug Varone And Dancers, Jose' Limon Dance Foundation, University of Utah Dept. of Dance, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


A Feature Interview With Chris On Life & Career For The Black Page Magazine
An Article Chris Wrote For Modern Drummer On Modern Dance Drumming
An Article Chris Wrote For The Black Page On Drumming Health Part 1
An Article Chris Wrote For The Black Page On Drumming Health Part 2
An Article Chris Wrote For The Italian Drum Magazine "PERCFEST"
An Article Chris Wrote For The Black Page On Living In The Moment
An Article Chris Wrote For Modern Drummer On Gospel Drumming
An Article Chris Wrote For Hudson Music On Drumming Health
A Modern Drummer Blog Of Chris' Egypt Tour With Monkfish
Write Up In DRUM! Magazine Of Chris' Armed Forces Tour
A Blurb About Chris' Cultural Exchange Tour To China
A NY Times Review Of A Performance Chris Did
Here Are Some Downloadable Pictures Of Chris
A Modern Drummer Magazine Feature On Chris
A Drum Ad Chris Did For Manny's Music
To See Some Of Chris' Merchandise
To Request Chris' Group "Monkfish"
An Ad Chris Did For Brady Drums
To Request Chris' Group "KTQ"
Chris' FaceBook Page
Download Chris' Bio


University Of Miami   Miami, Fl     
Bachelor of Music In Studio Music and Jazz Performance (Chris Received The Bowmen Ashe Scholarship For Academic And Artistic Achievement From The University of Miami)

Berklee College Of Music   Boston, Ma   
Jazz Performance (Chris Was A Recipient Of The Buddy Rich Jazz Masters Scholarship From Berklee College Of Music)

Education Center For The Arts   New Haven, Ct   
Performing Arts High School (Chris Was A Full Tuition Scholarship Recipient)

Other Information

  • Extensive Touring, Performing, And Recording Experience
  • Chris DeRosa Uses And Is Proudly Endorsed By Evans Drumheads, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Sabian Cymbals, Brady Snare Drums, Audix Microphones, MOTU Electronics, KickPort, Cympad, DrumClip, Roland, and RhythmTech Percussion
  • Advanced Sight Reading And Odd Meter Skills
  • Well Versed In Many Musical & Ethnic Styles (i.e. Gospel, Rock, Jazz, Latin, Afro-Cuban, Pop, Punk, Brazilian, Samba, Bossa Nova, Funk, Hip Hop, Country, Soul, Neo-Soul, R&B, Blues, Reggae, Dance Hall, One Drop, Rock Steady, Ska, Mento, Soca and Solo Drumming Among Others)
  • Has Extensive World Travel Experience (More Than 50 Countries)
  • Is A Member Of BMI, The Harry Fox Agency, The University Of Miami and Berklee College Of Music Alumni Associations
  • 10% Of Every Cent Earned By Chris DeRosa Is Donated To Charity

To say hi or inquire about hiring Chris for live or session work send an e-mail to: chris at chrisderosa dot com