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Jaylen Petinaud is a Brooklyn Based drummer versed in multiple styles from jazz to gospel to hip hop & R&B. Jaylen was Born into a musical family and grew up playing in Church. In early 2020, he received his BM in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase College. There, he studied with Jazz greats such as Jon Faddis, Kenny Washington and Matt Wilson. He has worked with multiple artists such as Dutch Recording Artist Nicole Bus, signed with Roc Nation. Hear Jaylen on her newest album “Nicole Bus Live in NYC” available on all streaming platforms. He has also tours and worked with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love, CEO of Platinum Sounds Jerry Wonda, and Producer Arden Keyz Altino. Jaylen has also played with vocalist and comedian Wayne Brady; where he performed live on The View, Good Morning America, and Series XM Radio. Jaylen currently tours with Chicago bred singer and producer KeiyaA. In 2021 he was featured in Tracy Morgan’s Season 4 premier of “Last Og” playing drums in the Church scene. In the Spring of 2021 he was blessed with the opportunity to be one of the arrangers and music contractors for the “Pyer Moss Couture Fashion Show” Highlighting Black inventions with fashion designer Kirby Jean- Raymond He recently performed live  on PBS with Brandon Victor Dixon under the musical direction of Michael O. Mitchell. Jaylen is also no stranger to the Broadway Scene. He regularly plays with Broadway stars such as Joshua Henry , Amber Imani, & Brandon victor – Dixon.  He has already been working on pre productions such as Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Disney’s Aida. He is currently working on a new upcoming musical “Black No More” Starring Tariq Trotter A.K.A. “Black Thought” from the Roots. He is set to make his Broadway debut in March of 2022 playing Drums and arranging/composing “For Colored Girls” under the direction of  “Camille A. Brown”. Other artists Jaylen has worked with are, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Boylife, Masego, Benito Gonzalez Trio , Bayli, Ray Angry and Common to name a few.

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • TV/Film
  • Tours


  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • LA/Southern California

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Pit Musician (Other)
  • Home Studio Whiz
  • Actor-Musician

My Primary Instrument


My Instruments

  • Drums
  • Percussion


  • Ableton
  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • Sibelius


  • BMI


  • He/Him