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

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 ‚Ķ

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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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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 ‚Ķ

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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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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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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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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 ‚Ķ

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Free Drum Clinic Feb. 16th 12PM

Joe Costello performs at a Free Drum Clinic Sat., Feb. 16 @ Scottsdale Music Academy 12PM Want to improve your drum skills? Are you an aspiring drummer? Scottsdale Music Academy Presents its Free Drum Clinic Sat., Feb. 16 at noon Scottsdale Music Academy 7730 E. Redfield Rd. #3B Scottsdale, AZ …

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