A write-up about a recent Papa John DeFrancesco concert

Here is a story written by Patricia Meyers, a jazz aficionado located in Arizona.  She is very active in keeping all music alive and lists all the gigs on the Music Scene AZ website.  She also attends so many events…I honestly don’t know how she does it. Thank you Pat!! The …

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First Drum Clinic of 2015!!

Drum Clinic - May 2015

A 9AM Drum Clinic was a little challenging…you know, brain not working yet, hands and feet still asleep but overall, it was a huge success!! A huge thanks goes to my endorsement companies, Vic Firth drum sticks, Bosphorus Cymbals, KickPort International & Humes and Berg drum cases.

Exciting start to March 2015

WOW!!  Things really started off with a bang in March.  I was giving some of the artist relations people I spoke with at Winter NAMM 2015, time to dig through all the business cards and emails before I picked up our conversation from where we left off in person. I …

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Goodbye 2014…Hello 2015

Joe Is Grateful

Well I know this sounds cliche’ but I am grateful for so many things that happened in 2014.  First and foremost, I was able to maintain good health.  I have family and friends whom I love and who love me and were around throughout the year. I was able to …

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I’m performing with Kevin Miso & Kara Hesse at the MIM


Yes!!  On july 10th at 7:30, I’ll be playing drums as part of the house band for these two amazing artists. It’s going to be a night to remember. On top of this great show, both Kevin and Kara have agreed to perform at a private after party for the …

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Getting/Holding Onto Gigs

Getting gigs is extremely difficult in todays environment. Everyone if scrambling for a piece of the pie.  You not only have to be a great musician (to hold the gig because we all know you can initially fool some people upfront but you won’t last once you are put to the …

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The future looks bright!!

Kenny Passarelli

When March rolled around, some new changes and opportunities arose in my music career & schedule.  I was asked to come to Denver, CO to work with the one of the greatest bass players walking the earth, Kenny Passarelli (Joe Walsh, Elton John, The James Gang).   On top of …

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