Some of the many artists that Pete Sweeney has performed with:

Johnny "Clyde" Copeland
Duke Robillard
Ronnie Earl
"Dangerous" Dan Toler
Jat Traynor ( Jay and the Americans)
Nick Brignola
Larry Coryell
Murali Coryell
Mick Goodrick
Frank Gambale
Vinnie Moore
Andy Sommers (The Police)
Robben Ford
John Abercrombie
Carey De Negris
Laurel Masse (Manhattan Transfer)

Pete Sweeney endorses:
Mapex drums
Vic Firth sticks
Sabian cymbals
Aquarian Drum heads

Drum Set Equipment:
Mapex Deep Forrest Cherry set w/ gold hardware
18 and 20 inch bass drum (depending on musical situation)
14'' snare
10" rack tom
12'' rack tom
14'' floor tom
14" Hammered brass snare

Sabian Cymbals:
22" Manhattan ride
22" XHH Manhattan ride
22" Dejohnette mini-bell
14' and 18" Hand Hammered crashes
14" Hand Hammered hi-hats

Vic Firth Sticks:
SD10 Swinger

Aquarian drum Heads:
Satin Finish texture coated throughout

Pete Sweeney is a drummer, author, and educator living in Troy NY. Pete studied with Dave Calarco and Joe Morello. He has performed, toured, and recorded with many great musicians such as Pat Metheny, Larry Coryell, Lee Ritenour, John Abercrombie, Robben Ford, Andy Summers (The Police), Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard, Ed Mann (Frank Zappa), Frank Gambale, Lorne Lofsky, “Dangerous” Dan Toler, Johnny “Clyde” Copeland, Mick Goodrick, and Steve Bailey. He has written 20 instructional books for the Alfred publishing company including the “30 Day Drum Workout”, “The Versatile Drummer”, and the “Drum Atlas” books on Cuba, Jamaica, Salsa, and Brazil. Pete currently teaches at the Berkshire Music School, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, the Troy Music Academy, Union College, and the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation. He is a member of the Latin jazz group Sensemaya, as well as the leader of his own groups. He is an endorser of Mapex drums, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, and Aquarian drum heads.





contact Pete Sweeney @ petesweeney65@gmail.com • (518) 495-6622