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Jimmy Carnelli
Roger Williams
Independent Drumset Artist
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Jimmy Carnelli is a world-class concert drummer and vocalist performing all classical, jazz, rock, pop, funk, and country styles in live and recorded performances. He is currently the drummer for legendary pianist Roger Williams and leads his own band. Jimmy is a state-of-the-art programmer, composer, producer, musical director, and educator. The following companies currently endorse Jimmy: Pork Pie Percussion, Istanbul Cymbals, Aquarian Drum Heads, Innovative Percussion, Impact Cases and Alternate Mode.

Jimmy has worked with a variety of artists in live, recorded and televised performances since 1976. These would include arena rock groups, big bands, small ensembles, ethnic groups and symphonies. Some of the artists Jimmy has worked with are:

·                                 Roger Williams (Legendary Pianist)

·                                 Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night)

·                                 Mike Pinera (Iron Butterfly)

·                                 Bobby Kimbal (Toto)

·                                 John Fogerty (CCR)

·                                 Kenny Nolan

·                                 Danny Gans

·                                 Al Wilson

·                                 The Drifters

·                                 The Platters

·                                 The Coasters

·                                 Little Anthony

·                                 Tiny Tim

·                                 Wolfman Jack

·                                 Otis Day

·                                 Bobby Day

·                                 Badfinger

·                                 Spencer Davis

·                                 The Tokens

·                                 Harry Blackstone Jr.

·                                 Joan Rivers

·                                 Jack Carter

·                                 The LA Raiders big band

Besides performing with the above listed artists, he has also enjoyed a very successful career recording in the advertising/promo field for such clients as:

·                                 CBS

·                                 United Paramount Network

·                                 Air Creative

·                                 Standing O Entertainment

·                                 Disney

Jimmy has worked on projects such as:

·                                 “Toy Story” spots for Saturday morning cartoons

·                                 “Picket Fences”

·                                 “Children of the Dust” (CBS mini series)

·                                 “Cybill”

·                                 “Lonesome Dove” (CBS mini series)

·                                 “Walker Texas Ranger”

·                                 “Northern Exposure”

·                                 “Scarlett” (CBS mini series)

·                                 “Queen” (CBS mini series)

·                                 “The Young and the Restless”

Currently, and for the last twelve years Jimmy has enjoyed working with legendary pianist Roger Williams. Through this experience he has had the opportunity to perform in such famous venues as:

·                                 Carnegie Hall

·                                 Memorial Continental Hall and many performing arts centers around the country.

As well as with great Symphony’s such as:

·                                 Phoenix Symphony

·                                 Salt Lake City Symphony

·                                 Memphis Symphony

·                                 Houston Symphony

·                                 Dallas Symphony

·                                 Spokane Symphony

·                                 Pacific Symphony

·                                 Fort Wayne Symphony

·                                 The Charlotte Symphony

·                                 The Knoxville Symphony

·                                 The Omaha Symphony

·                                 The United States Air Force Band

·                                 The Florida Symphony

In December 1999, the group was seen on PBS in an hour special called “Pop Goes The Ivories”. During the same time, Roger and the band recorded a live CD that was released in January 2000.