“Doing Jodie Levinson’s new record and the studio DEMANDED I bring my mics again! It’s the two overheads and the snare mic.”
Chris Infusino is a professional drummer based in New York City, NY.
Chris has recorded and/or performed/toured with singer/songwriters such as Jim Wolf, William Duvall, Michael Nappi, Stephanie Logan, Jodie Levinson, Launna, Dani Bochner and Lauren Diamond, Stephen Cochran, Scott Lindsey and many others. Chris also has played with such Alan Schwartz ( P.Diddy, Vanessa Carlton, Coen Brothers), Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega) Lincoln Schleifer (Donald Fagen, Levon Helm), Dan Cipriano (Sting, Bruce Springsteen), Benny Harrison ( Michael McDonald, Bruce Springsteen, HBO) Rich Eckhardt (Toby Keith, Retool Nashville) Sean O’Bryan Smith (Sara Evans, Anna Wilson), Jerry Navarro ( George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars) Grammy Nominated pianist, Jody Nardone and many others.
Chris was born and raised in Chicago, IL, and started playing drums at age 12. He had many musical influences from the beginning, including his mother, a singer, and his father, a professional drummer of 30 years. During this time, he listened and played to a variety of genres, usually soul, R&B, and rock, and artists like Steely Dan, Blood Sweat & Tears, and the Blues Brothers.
It wasn’t until high school and studying with drum teacher Tom Tedrahn that Chris opened his eyes to jazz and fusion, spending countless hours practicing to albums from Modern Jazz Quartet, George Duke, and Chick Corea.
He attended Roosevelt University in Chicago, and Chris played and recorded with the Roosevelt Jazz Orchestra, several jazz combos and studied with accomplished drummer and teacher, Phil Gratteau. He began playing in top-40 bands and jazz clubs in Chicago, and used the experiences to move beyond practicing to recorded music. Chris has also studied with Ndugu Chancler, Taku Hirano, Lewis Nash, Paul Wertico and Ruben Alvarez.
In June 2010, Chris moved out to New York City. Chris plays with several other singer/songwriters, does session work, and is actively touring and doing clinics as well.