Pete Korpela is a Latin Grammy Award nominated percussionist. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1997 he has gained a reputation as a versatile musician in orchestral, latin, jazz, world, rock and pop music. A passion for excellence has paved way for Pete to continually work with many of the most successful artists, productions and musicians in the US. Pete employs the Majestic Prophonic Snare Drum and Concert toms within his impressive array of percussion instruments on tour with Josh Groban. He has also chosen a stand mounted Mapex Saturn IV bass drum for impact and low end effects.
"The versatility of the Prophonic Snare drum is intelligent and very inspiring, and Wow! both the Majestic and Mapex Toms and bass drums are just amazing!", stated Mr. Korpela.
Mr. Korpela's most notable touring & recording collaborations include: Josh Groban (2011, 2013 and 2014 tours), Robbie Williams, The Lion King (2003-07 1st National Tour), Cirque Du Soleil, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5), Melody Gardot (2012 tour), Luis Conte, Seth MacFarlane, Ron Jones and Randy Brecker. Performance venues include Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, Hollywood Bowl, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Sydney Opera House and O2 Arena (London).