Joe Falcey, a N.J. native, has been performing music in the U.S. and internationally for the last 20 years. He holds a degree in Music from Kean University where he studied performance, composition, and music education. He has also studied privately under master drummers Dave McGraw, Tony DeNicola (Harry James) Joe Morello (Dave Brubeck) and Ari Hoenig (Kenny Werner, Joe Lovano & Mike Stern).
He has maintained busy performance schedule as both a leader and a sideman, along with a full time teaching schedule previously as half owner of Smith’s Music Studios.
Currently Joe continues to instruct on both drum set and piano at his residence in New Jersey. He held the drum chair in the original project, Ocean Exposition (OE) which toured the east coast extensively from 2000-2004. OE was led by guitarist Tim Conley along with close friends Jason Fraticelli, bassist and Jon Thompson, saxophonist. Joe contunues to perform with OE menbers in various projects in the greater Philadelphia area. Most recently Joe joined forces with The Puzzlebox Experiment.
TPE is a Philadelphia based modern original jazz ensemble led by bassist Keith DeStefano and featuring Anam Owili- Eger, piano; Stan Slotter, trumpet and flute; Maxfield Gast, alto & soprano saxophones; Steve Gokh, tenor saxophone; Mark Allen, baritone saxophone and Larry Toft, trombone.
Also, Joe has been playing and recording with the original rock band, The Happy Dog featutring Jesse Wagner on vocals & guitar, Keith Snyder on bass and John Stenger or Glenn McClelland on keyboards with frequent guests Jon Thompson on sax & gutiar and Andy Keenan on pedal steel and guitar.