Trained by his father Charlie (Chaaliy) Capodici from a very early age Bernie got to cut his teeth in popular club bands in Wildwood, NJ and on the Philly scene at the tail end of the 60’s.. Capodici’s formal education started at the University Of Utah where he began studying percussion and delved into the world of Latin Percussion. After school Bernie moved to the West Indies (Dominica) to commune with the natural feel of the rhythm of the islands, when Bernie returned to the states he began studying with the well-respected and noted bass player Joe Butara, Conga player Harry Hawkins and studied theory & piano with David Anchor from Julliard. Since then Bernie has had multiple jazz bands: Eulipian, Havana Fusion, Stiff Stuff and now Drivetime, continuously playing clubs and concerts for the past 30 years. Capodici has made special appearances with such notables as Chuck Reiney, Dexter Wansel, Jonathan Cain and most recently Justin Guarini. Capodici has recorded with such luminaries as Bob Baldwin and most recently Andrew Neu & Justin Guarini.
Drivetime looks for broader audience at new Nazareth Jazz Festival
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