New York City Drummer, Percussionist, and
Composer, Rick Martinez is enjoying a
diverse career fusing together and performing
countless different genres and styles.
Having studied classical Percussion in his
youth at Baltimore’s prestigious Peabody
Conservatory, he has performed as principal
timpanist with the Peabody Youth Sinfonietta,
percussion and timpanist at Tanglewood music
festival and has also performed in the Berklee
World Percussion Festival among others.
He has performed genres ranging from classical
to jazz and heavy metal throughout the United
States, Asia, Europe, and The Caribbean.
Rick holds a degree in jazz performance from
New York University, and has had the privilege
of studying with jazz greats as well as pillars in
classical percussion including Tony Moreno,
Wayne Krantz, Mike Richmond, Dave, Pietro,
Tim Genis, Jonathan Haas, John Hadfield, Martin
Wind and Dafnis Prieto.
Rick is endorsed by Anchor Drums.