Chris Colaneri and Event Percussion 

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Chris Colaneri

Chris Colaneri is a well sought after New Jersey based percussionist, author, clinician, composer and educator. Chris specializes in jazz vibraphone/marimba, steel pan, classical percussion and world percussion. He has performed with Josh Groban, Cindi Lauper, Itzak Pearlman, Symphonic Jerry Garcia featuring Waren Haynes, Il Volo, John Mayer's Band, Rita Wilson and many more.

Event Percussion provides the highest quality professional percussionists for any event. We have a student division that offers many percussion events throughout the Tri-State Area. This gives students the opportunity to meet and play with professional percussionists and fellow student percussion enthusiasts. 

Steel Pan




I Shot the Sheriff Compilation 

Event Percussion 

Event Percussion provides adult and teen students percussion instruction that leads to group performances. Check out our steel pan group PanTropic!


Chris Colaneri is an international author for Oxford University Press and self publishes solo marimba works and percussion ensemble music.

Guinness World Records Participant and NJ, PA organizer. What!!