Joe Sturges

Joe Sturges is a drummer/composer based in Madrid. Merging jazz, hip/hop, classical, and a variety of other influences, he creates a unique and honest sound in his compositions, always aiming to tell a story with his music.

Currently living in Madrid (Spain) Joe spends most of his time performing behind the drumkit, or writting new compositions for films, videogames, or any of his new personal projects.


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”Joe Sturges thinks of his drums as more than a rhythm machine. In fact he celebrates its melodic capabilities, an idea which is a revelation for many casual jazz listeners. With his brand-spanking new debut on the EP called “Awareness” he boldly demonstrates the different dimensions of the drums while also creating a warm, inviting atmosphere. The title track “Awareness” – named for “being present and living for the now” – shows Sturges’s delicacy and amazing tonal range on percussion, while “Summer” is pastel-hued perfection (bravo, keys, and kudos for the lusciousness on trumpet)

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Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced



Self Produced



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