Joe Bergamini

141 – Sustaining a masterful career in music, with Joe Bergamini

In this podcast I talk to  Joe Bergamini – a well respected name in the drumming community who maintains a diverse career as a drummer, educator, author and publisher. Most well-known for his original progressive rock playing, Joe is the drummer in the bands 4Front and Happy the Man. He also works extensively on Broadway, on shows such as Movin’ Out, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Rock of Ages, In the Heights, and Million Dollar Quartet.

Joe is the author of six popular drum books, Senior Drum Editor for Hudson Music, co-owner (with Dom Famularo) of Wizdom Media LLC, and an internationally recognized drum clinician and educator. Additionally, Joe has recently been hired as Sabian’s education constant, focusing his efforts on creating and maintaining the Sabian Education Team.

“You don’t have to live your life the way that everyone else expects you to” – Unknown (Tweet this)

In this podcast, Joe Bergamini talks about:

  • How he got started playing drums
  • Working on Broadway
  • His love for teaching
  • What it was like teaching Mark Guiliana
  • How to network for Broadway gigs
  • Hudson Music and the changing landscape of publications
  • The creation of the Sabian Education Network
  • Much More

Resources and links:

Joe Bergamini Plays:

  • Tama Drums
  • Sabian Cymbals
  • Evans Drumheads
  • Vic Firth Sticks
  • Latin Percussion

Podcast Sponsors:

  • DW Drums
  • Promark Drumsticks