Born: July 14, 1964 Primary Instrument: Drums
Ken Serio has been playing the drums since the age of 11, and has studied with the great Joe Morello, Kenwood Dennard, and Zak Danziger.
He has a large recording and touring list, including Mark Egan, Vic Juris, Ronnie Earl, Bill Turner (guitarist for Bill Haley and the Comets), Crosscurrents, Calvin Hill, Danny Gottlieb, Pete McCann, Gil Goldstein, Leo Jordan, Dave Mann, Dave Mullen, Billy Eric, Victoria Warne, Stefanie Seskin, and groups including, Racing 8, Dem Brooklyn Bums, Asylum and Bed Of Nails. Ken also performs drum clinics for Hot Sticks drum sticks SJC Drums and Dream Cymbals which he proudly endorses, and various studio work including jingles for Kelloggs and Coca Cola.
Ken also has four cds out under his own name. He was recently featured in the June 2000 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine and the November 2000 issue of Drum! Magazine.
2007 Live.... In The Moment
2007 Drum Speak
2002 Eye To Eye
1998 Through The Gate
1996 Tomorrow's Aanother Day
2003 Victoria Warne, Flourescence
1999 Victoria Warne, Live At The Savoy
1996 Billy Eric, Guitar Island
1999 Billy Eric, Of Near and Distant Lands
2003 Billy Eric, Yes Indeed
2003 Erico Granifei, The Real Truth
2006 Advent: Cantus Firmus
2006 Jon Kliene Combine
1999 Dem Brooklyn Bums: Xmas
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Willing to teach:
Teaching students privately for over 15 years and also performing clinics for the Jackson Drum Company as well as Saluda cymbals. Ken brings first-hand experience from his tours with some of music’s top names and his successful recording history. Ken continues to be a highly in-demand drummer in New York City’s busy session scene.
1988-1990 University Of Rhode Island Music Major
In 1982 Ken received a scholarship to Berklee College Of Music along with various performance awards
12 years private study with the great Joe Morello
2 years private study with Kenwood Dennard
1 year private study with Zak Danziger
Various tours and recording session sand cd’s with some of jazz, blues, and pop’s top artists including bassist Mark Egan, guitarist Vic Juris, blues great Ronnie Earl, saxophonist David Mann, keyboardist Gil Goldstein, blues guitarist Victoria Warne, guitarist Pete McCann, drummer Danny Gottlieb, guitarist Billy Eric, guitarist Bill Turner (Bill Haley and the Comets), to name a few. Ken also enjoys a successful solo artist career, having 3 Cd’s out under his own name. Ken is endorsed by Jackson Drums, SJC Drums, Saluda Cymbals, Hotsticks Drumsticks, Axis Pedals,Protection Racket cases,and Mike Balter Mallets.
I believe my success as a drum instructor stems from my desire for my students to improve, and that I genuinely care about their progress, just as my many teachers cared about me. I like to think that I’m carrying on in their footsteps.