2014 Is Going To Rock!!

Happy New Year everyone. This begins my 4th year as a full-time professional musician. This is my year for sure!! If you’re reading this and haven’t heard of me, you’re going to know about me soon enough. If you need a mature, versatile, dedicated, hard working drummer who is willing …

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What will 2014 bring?

Picture courtesy of www.gratefulmusic.com (this photo speaks to my 2014 aspirations) Be Happy Today It has taken me a long time to realize how important it is to be happy with the current moment and be grateful for what I do have.  I am always striving to be better and to …

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**FREE DRUM/BAND CLINIC** Sat Nov. 23rd from 12-2PM

A free drum clinic being held at Scottsdale Music Academy sponsored by Joe’s endorsement companies: Boso Drumsticks Bosphorus Cymbals KickPort International Joe will cover such things as groove, technique, dynamics, stage presence, marketing, promotion, endorsements & booking gigs. Prizes will be given away!! Call today to reserve a seat: (602) …

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Without an audience, it’s just a rehearsal. I am grateful to you all!!

Last night’s concert with The Papa John DeFrancesco Quartet at the MIM was epic for me. From the first downbeat to the last, I was smiling ear to ear for so many reasons; I was performing with an institution in the jazz world, Papa John DeFrancesco, I was performing with …

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You’re Never To Late To Be A Rock Star!!

I had the coolest experience today. I walk into a drum lesson with a new student and I meet Connie. Connie is a 68 year-old flight attendant who has never played a musical instrument much less the drums. She says the drums just speak to her and so we start. …

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It’s official…Boso Drumstick endorscement announcement!!

Very excited that I’m officially up on the Boso Drumsticks website as a featured artist and they announced me here on Facebook today. Thank you Boso Drumsticks for your faith in me as a musician/drummer. Today’s announcement by Boso: “We’d like to welcome Joe Costello to the Boso family!  Joe is an independent drummer …

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Endorsements…they’re HERE!!

I have always understood that getting endorsements didn’t come easy especially for the products you love and truly believe in promoting.  I have finally reached a level in my performance and playing that these two great companies took notice. I can’t you how excited I am to join two of …

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You’re never too old!!!

Mystery Grandma Stuns Drum Shop Staff with Killer Skin-Slapping Skills If I said it once, I said it a thousand times.  Various interested people who come up to me at gigs and say “Man, I always wanted to play the drums” or ” I use to play the drums” or …

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