Cesare Papetti is a percussionist who lives in Brooklyn and works in and around New York City teaching and performing. He studied classical percussion at Purchase College in New York and Music Education at Hofstra University. Influenced by all sounds resonating from New York’s vibrancy, he pursues a multitude of different performing opportunities. He has played orchestral percussion with Regina Opera, Monmouth Civic Choir, Princeton Pro Musica, Camerata Orchestra, Staten Island Philharmonic, Centre Orchestra, Garden State Philharmonic, and the South Shore Symphony. In addition, Cesare collaborates with Composers Concordance and the International Street Cannibals in chamber settings. He is also player in several bands including Peter Kerlin Octet (vibes), John Clark Nonet (drums), and Barbaric Yawp (drums). Cesare is a founding member of Occasional Noise Trio (William Lang, trombone, and Derin Oge, piano), Just Music duo (Alice Jones, flute), and Firebird Art Rock Ensemble (featuring the compositions of Dana Richardson). Recently released recordings include: Samplestra (NAXOS), a CD featuring his performance of Gene Pritsker's solo percussion and electronics piece entitled “Destined to Shed,” Salamander (Innova) featuring vibraphone work with the Peter Kerlin Octet., and Bonds of Life (Dionysian) featuring drum set work with Firebird Art Rock Ensemble.