A drummer since the age of six, Joe Caroselli has performed with some of the nation's best known orchestras, groups and soloists. His credits include performances with The Temptations, The Drifters, Looking Glass (known for their gold record "Brandy"), Dion & The Belmonts, Petula Clark, Dionne Warwick, Jay and the Americans, The Manhattan Transfer, Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, Dick Clark, The Wolfman Jack Show, Don Imus, The Platters, The Duprees, Joe Piscopo from Saturday Night Live, Jersey Boys, Kelly Ripa, Barbara Walters, The Five Satins, Motown's The Marvellettes, and legendary rock icon, Chuck Berry.
Joe was also the chief drummer for Disney on Ice, The Ice Capades, and played in the orchestra for the Broadway shows Grease, Shenandoah and the Motown Revue at the Ritz Theater.
Some of Joe's proudest moments are: leading the band for the re-opening of the Statue of Liberty and for President Ronald Reagan
on Lincoln Day.
As a teenager competing against almost 200 entrants, Joe won the the much sought after Gene Krupa Most Outstanding Young Drummer Award. While a student at Seton Hall University where he received a degree in Communications, Joe won the coveted George Foster "Peabody" Award in broadcasting for a children's show, "The Land of Poetry." It's no wonder that he has a great rapport with children as well as adults.
No doubt you've heard the expression "Jack-of-all-trades, but Master of none." Well, Joe Caroselli is a "Jack-of-all-trades, and Master-of-many!" He is a: band leader, drummer, "Master of Ceremonies", radio announcer, actor, broadcaster, poet, vocal impressionist, gifted artist and cartoonist---he's even a gourmet chef!!
Joe is a walking encyclopedia of music and show business. Known nationally as a musicologist and music historian, he is an avid music and record collector, having collected more than 31,000 record albums.
Joe's versatility, boundless energy, natural warmth, and remarkable animation are the perfect tools he brings to all of his unique performances.
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