Adjunct Faculty Member
Bachelor of Music, University of Lowell
Master of Music, Boston University
Biosketch James T. Lattini is currently an assistant professor of percussion at the University of Massachusetts- Lowell, drum and percussion instructor at Lexington Public Schools, Lexington, Ma., and home private instructor in Methuen, Ma. He has a B.A. in Music Education, University of Lowell and a M.M. in Percussion Performance, Boston University.
He has extensive performance experience with renown jazz artists,including: Nick Brignola, Bobby Shew, Claudio Roditti, Steve Marcus, Randy Brecker,The Artie Shaw/Dick Johnson Orchestra, Phil Wilson, Ricky Ford, Rebecca Parris, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, John Lockwood, David "Fathead" Newman, The Bruce Gertz Quartet, The Bruce Gertz/Ken Cervenka Quintet, The John Allmark Jazz Orchestra,and Mark White and "The Last Trip". Lattini has appeared in numerous performances with internationally known shows and entertainers including: The Fifth Dimension, The Four Freshmen, Buddy Hackett, Eliza Karshi, Donna McKechnie, The Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, Jeffrey Osborne, Joe Piscopo, Don Rickles,and most recently has performed with the show, "Gershwin Sings Gershwin," featuring Alexis Gershwin.
He has numerous television and motion picture recording credits including the television shows "Visions" on WLVI Channel 56, Boston, MA Melrose Place, and the motion picture "Analyze This." His recording credits include: Joan Landis, "Quiet Passion," The Bob Sinicrope Trio, and a recently released recording with Miles Donahue, "Bounce," featuring Joe Calderazzo and John Patitucci. The most recently released recording that he appeared on has been with jazz vocalist, Rebecca Parris, "You Don't Know Me," featuring Houston Person, Jerry Bergonzi, and Gary Burton.
His festival performances include: The Boston Globe Jazz Festival, The Equinox Jazz Festival, and The Manchester Jazz and Blues Festival. He has also been a performer and clinician at the IAJE Convention, Boston, MA 1994. He is also an endorser of Vic Firth products and a member of the Vic Firth Education Team.