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 my favorite drum product families, Boso Drumsticks and Bosphorus Cymbals.
It makes me feel good to be “green” and keep the environment stable all while playing sticks that simply dent instead of chip, shred and break.
I am excited to use sticks by a company that uses bamboo instead of wood.
The very first ride cymbal that I ever owned that the musicians I played with made a big deal about was my first Bosphorus Master Series ride.
It was amazing to me that the piano player or the bassist or guitar player would turn to me and say “WOW!! That cymbal sounds amazing!! What it it!!?”
So I want to thank both of these amazing companies for putting their trust in me and I look forward to representing them well in the years to come.
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.