During a recent practice session

I was playing around with one of my favorite grooves…the James Brown groove. ¬†I decided to change it up a little ūüôā

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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**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) ‚Ķ

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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 ‚Ķ

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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 ‚Ķ

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Mini Tour to Denver, CO

                  Well, this Thursday I finally get to leave sunny warm Scottsdale, AZ to play some gigs with some amazing musicians in Denver, CO.  Here is the current gig schedule: Thurs. March 14th РArrive in Denver & rehearse with the Groove Hawgs Fri. March 15th …

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