Luca Santaniello is a drummer, composer and educator living in New York City. His proficiency in many different musical situations and settings and his strong versatility skills on the drums have earned him wholehearted praise in the United States, Europe and South America. He entered the international scene by performing with some of the great masters of jazz such as Joe Lovano,Ron Carter, Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, Roy Hargrove and Joe Locke………..

THE DRUMMER SPEAKS video interview

“His talent  makes him very unique – especially to the jazz world, where Luca Santaniello has proven his high commitment to the music.”

hot house jazz magazine nyc , gwen clavier


“Playing jazz drums is not an easy thing to do because there are so many subtle nuances that go with executing jazz rhythms and jazz beats. Luca has a particularly acute understanding of this and a very fine touch on his instrument, which allows for highly artistic shading of tonal colors on his cymbals and his drums. ”

stanley croutch , NY daily news-ny times-jazz critic


“While Luca Santaniello performed at Dizzy’s Club I felt it was such an immense pleasure to realize how jazz has no frontiers when it comes to experience it through the extraordinary artistry of such a performer”

todd barkan , record producer-iridium jazz club nyc