You’re never too old!!!
Mystery Grandma Stuns Drum Shop Staff with Killer Skin-Slapping Skills
If I said it once, I said it a thousand times. Various interested people who come up to me at gigs and say “Man, I always wanted to play the drums” or ” I use to play the drums” or “I wish I could learn to play the drums but I’m too old”
I have to quickly jump in and say learning how to play an instrument is one of those cool things in life that you are never to old to take on. I have students that range from 6 years old to 57 years old.
If it’s something you want to do, make the call today…what are you waiting for? You’re not getting any younger 😉
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.