The journey is NOW!
I was sitting with a dear friend over lunch this past weekend and we were talking about how intense I can be at times. We all know that some intensity is good but so often my intensity overshadows everything else including having fun.
The conversation continued about how I need to just continue to do what I’m doing to forward my musical career but enjoy each and everyday that I’m allowed to follow my dreams and passion. If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times, it’s about the journey not the destination.
It looks like I’ll be going back to daily meditations to clear my mind and make room for all the good things that can help with my success instead of all the noise that gets in the way and confuses my daily thoughts.
I never knew you could want something so much that you could actually get in your own way. I’m stepping out of my way from today forward and I have every confidence that the universe will help me accomplish all that I’m here to do.
Joe was born in New York State and moved to The Big Apple after graduating college with a music performance degree.
During the early years of Joe’s career in NYC, he performed in various groups with some of the best jazz musicians in the world. He has performed with bassist Ben Wolfe, trumpeter Joe Magnarelli, saxophonist Jerry Weldon, trumpeter Tom Harrell and pianist Joel Weiskopf to name a few. When not touring, Harry Connick Jr. and musicians from his band would sit in with Joe’s jazz quartet.
In addition to Joe’s jazz chops, he is an accomplished rock, blues, funk and pop drummer who spent many years recording and touring the east coast music scene and regularly performed at national festivals.
In 2004, Joe left NY for the southwest in search of warmer weather, new industry connections and more opportunities to tour and record. His pocket groove, stylistic approach and the depth & breadth of his musical knowledge, was greeted with open arms.
Joe stays busy with a heavy regional live performance schedule, touring to other parts of the country, recording drum/percussion tracks for various artists and giving back through his clinics. In addition to his time spent behind the kit, Joe runs JC Productions, which books music for a variety of venues and bands.
When in Arizona, Joe often performs with well-known organist Papa John DeFrancesco. Joe has also performed with Joey DeFrancesco, Johnny DeFrancesco and Francine Reed.