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Joe Porcaro is one of the most recorded percussionist/drummers on the music scene. His musical spectrum ranges from Jazz and Rock to Opera and Symphonic. In the Jazz field, Joe has recorded with Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Freddie Hubbard, and Don Ellis. He has also made albums with Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, Natalie Cole, TOTO, and Madonna.
In the Operatic and Symphonic area, Joe recorded with Luciano Pavarotti, Rise Stevens, Lily Pons, Andre Kostelanitz, Pierre Boulez, and the L.A. Philharmonic and Hartford Symphony Orchestras. Joe has also played on many Hollywood film scores with many top composers such as James Newton Howard, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Danny Elfman, and Steve Porcaro.
Joe is currently co-director of drum studies at the LOS ANGELES MUSIC ACADEMY in Pasadena, and is one of the most highly regarded drum and percussion teachers in the world.
Joe Porcaro's Signature Diamond Tip Drumstick:
As one of the world's most sought after studio percussionists and teachers, Joe Porcaro has developed the Diamond Tip Drumstick as the perfect complement to conventional sticks. The exclusive diamond shaped tip is designed to provide increased articulation, greater technical facility and a cleaner, brighter sound from the drums, cymbals and hi-hats in any playing situation. A great choice for drum set players as well as studio and orchestral percussionists.