Tom Petraccaro is a funk rock saxophonist and recent graduate from UARTS in Philadelphia, publicly performing in New Jersey and the tri state area for eight years ranging from trio to eight piece bands. His recent and current activities include touring in the UK and Germany, in addition to his home state of New Jersey with The Billy Walton Band, and he also is working with Cold Roses, an growing and acclaimed band from Philadelphia. Whether performing his own rhythmic based original grooves, covering classics, or adding to and developing a song in progress, he strives for making melodic riffs people can enjoy and connect to. A few of his influences include Clarence Clemons, Grover Washington Jr., Karl Denson, Skerik, Sonny Rollins, Jeff Coffin, and much more. In music, the passions enjoy themselves.