Rich Scannella

Faculty & Staff / Rich Scannella

Adjunct Instructor

Department Name 
Fine Arts, Westminster College of the Arts
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Since 2011 Rich Scannella has been the drummer for Jon Bon Jovi & The Kings of Suburbia. Rich has also performed with Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, Steven Van Zandt & the Disciples of Soul, and Hubert Sumlin among others. He played with Bon Jovi on the South American leg of their 'Because We Can' tour, which was the highest grossing tour of 2013. In addition, Rich has toured the USA, Europe, UK, South America, Japan, and Canada.

He writes for Modern Drummer Magazine and currently teaches music at Rider University where he earned a BA in Liberal Studies. As a session drummer Rich’s playing has been heard on numerous TV shows and in the 2013 feature film 'Lullaby' staring Amy Adams, Jennifer Hudson, and Terrence Howard.

He attended The Collective (Drummers Collective) in New York City, is endorsed by DW Drums, Paiste Cymbals, and Ahead Drumsticks, leads his own band The Rich Scannella Group, and teaches private drum instruction in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He can be reached at