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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: 1988

John Petrucelli is a jazz saxophonist and composer who began the foundation for his musical career at age 11 in the night club scene in Trenton, New Jersey. He earned his MM in Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, studying with Ralph Bowen, Stanley Cowell, Charles Tolliver and Conrad Herwig. Petrucelli performs monthly at Somethin' Jazz Club in NYC and throughout the tri-state area.


2010 Gerry Mulligan Excellence in Jazz Performance and Composition Award


Super Balanced Action Tenor Saxophone Vandoren Reeds, 3.5 Ted Klum HR (prototype mp)

“...Emerging tenor star John Petrucelli had a fabulous long improv solo as the rest of the ensemble played the melody on an old up tempo arrangement of ʻBody and Soulʼ...”- Frank Mulvaney, Jersey Jazz February 2011 Issue.

Primary InstrumentSax, tenor

LocationCranbury, NJ

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background2010 Gerry Mulligan Excellence in Jazz Performance and Composition Award Graduate of the University of Virginia M.M Candidate Jazz Studies, Rutgers University Over 5 years teaching experience




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