COUNTRY United States
GROUP 4FRONT/HAPPY THE MAN/MOVIN’ OUT
Joe Bergamini maintains a diverse career as a drumming performer and educator. Enjoying various styles of playing, he is the drummer for progressive rock bands Happy the Man and 4Front. Active on the NYC Broadway scene, he has played at Movin' Out (Broadway and national tour), Jersey Boys, and In the Heights. For 11 years Joe was the drummer in the popular New York City area band Power Windows, and has performed and recorded with many other artists as a sideman.
Recognized internationally as an educator, Joe has given hundreds of drum clinics in schools, retail stores, and conventions over the past 15 years. He has appeared at the Ultimate Drummers Weekend 2002 and 2007 (Melbourne, Australia), the Cape Breton Drum Festival (Nova Scotia, Canada), KOSA (Vermont, USA), and Sonny Emory's Drum Camp (Atlanta, GA, USA). In 2007 he was the featured drum clinician on the first Tama Dayz US tour. He also teaches privately at his studio in New Jersey.
Joe's interest in writing and education has led to him becoming very active in the music publishing world. He is the Senior Drum Editor for Hudson Music, and a contributing writer for Modern Drummer magazine. An active author, Joe has won three Modern Drummer Readers Poll awards for his drum books. He is the author of Turn It Up & Lay It Down, MD Classic Tracks, It's Your Move (with Dom Famularo), Drum Techniques of Led Zeppelin, Operation: Rockenfield - The Drumming of Queensryche, Drumming Out Of The Shadows The Drumming of Jason Bittner and Shadows Fall, and Polyrhythmic Potential (with Chris Pennie). He has worked on various promotional and R&D projects for Tama drums, and is co-owner (with Dom Famularo) of Wizdom Media, an independent music publisher.