Born: February 6, 1962 Primary Instrument: Drums
Joe is from New York City and has played with various groups around the country during his career. Some of the most incredible musicians he got to play with was when he headed up his own jazz quartet in NYC. They held a gig at the same club for two years straight and the core of the band was comprised of Joe Magnarelli on trumpet, Ben Wolfe on bass & Joel Weiskopf on piano . On top of the core group, they would have amazing people sub from time to time or just sit in...some notables are Jerry Weldon on sax, Billy Drummond on drums, Tom Harrell on trumpet, Essiet Essiet on bass, Harry Connick Jr. on piano.
During Joe's years in NYC, he recorded 4 CDs & toured on the road with a national blues act. He had the opportunity to work with two well-known producers, Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn,Coco Montoya, Tower of Power) and Terry Manning (Lenny Kravitz, Joe Walsh, Norah Jones, Joe Cocker). He also had the opportunity on one of the recordings to work with Kim Wilson from the Fabulous Thunderbirds
Joe's experiences in the past have involved a lot of jazz because of his surroundings living in NYC and he was also exposed to a huge amount of blues. Now after taking some time off the road to get settled in his new home of Scottsdale, AZ, he is once again looking at new opportunities that have come his way, to head out on the road for the 2009 touring season.