Joe McCarthy should be a mentor to every drummer. His playing is both brilliant and creative, his work ethic is strong, and his experience is second-to-none. As leader and founder of the New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band, he has one heck of a band. A Latin Grammy winner, the group's newest release "Upwards" is sure to garner similar industry attention. On episode 082, Joe and Jamie discuss Joe's career from the very beginning, including his time as principal percussionist of the US Naval Academy Band. He also discusses his time at the University of North Texas, where he received his Masters in Percussion Performance. Joe is a massive wealth of knowledge and real-world advice for all drummers. This is a can't miss conversation.
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