Albe Bonacci is a studio and performing drummer and clinician in Los Angeles. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, he studied orchestral snare drumming and multi-percussion with Douglas Wolf at the University of Utah and is a graduate of Percussion Institute of Technology (PIT) in Los Angeles and The Drummer’s Collective in New York City. Albe has studied privately with Ralph Humphrey, Joey Heredia, Gregg Bissonette and countless others in New York and Los Angeles.
He has recorded for more than 50 independent artists, performed for television on the former ABC sitcom “Ellen”, played in the stage productions of “Sisterella,” “A Jew Grows In Brooklyn” and “Tap: Caution Men at Work”, on live radio for Los Angeles TheatreWorks production, “The Colored Museum”, and can be heard in the 20th Century Fox film, “First Daughter”.
Albe has also recorded with such studio legends as Desmond Child, Diane Warren, Jack Segal, Jack Palance and David Graheme. Albe plays live in many different genres from jazz to original rock and pop, country to percussion accompaniment.
Albe has held clinics for Musician’s Friend Music Stores, the Nashville Percussion Institute, 2008 and 2014 PASIC conventions, the Pacific Crest Drum Corps, Sam Ash and the Hollywood Custom and Vintage Drum show.
Albe has authored several articles in Modern Drummer, Edge, Drum and Percussive Notes Magazines.
Albe is a faculty member at Musician’s Institute. He has been named faculty member of the year by his students in 2016 and 2017.