Joel and Pat have a tight , wonderful and creative group featuring standards and originals . Their group works as a trio , quartet or quintet and beyond featuring saxophone , trumpet piano and vocals as well as Joel on guitar and Pat on drums .
Patrick Cuttitta is an accomplished musician and educator. While pursuing his B.A. in Music Education and M.A. in Jazz Performance from New Jersey City University; Pat Cuttitta had the privilege to study drumset with Billy Drummond, Tim Horner, John Riley, Kim Plainfield and Mike Clark.
While attending NJCU, Patrick was the drummer for the NJCU Big Band under the direction of
Dick Lowenthal (1979-1984) and Ed Joffee 1999-2001. During this time he performed with many guest soloist. (Bill Watrous, Lew Soloff, Wynton Marsalis, John Hendricks, Charles McPhearson, Barry Harris, Buddy DeFranco, Rufus Reid, Byron Stripling and Bob Mintzer). Pat Cuttitta has performed
with Barry Harris, Charles Mcphearson, Tenor Saxophonist Walt Weiskopf, Pianist Joel Weiskopf, and the bassist for George Benson, Mr. Stanley Banks.
Pat Cuttitta is curently performing with guitarist Vic Cenicola, bassist Ron Naspo and vocalist
Ellen LaFurn and co-leader of the Joel Perry/Pat Cuttitta Group.