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

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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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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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