Joe Bergamini maintains a diverse career as a drumming performer and educator. Enjoying various styles of playing, he is most well-known for his progressive rock drumming in the bands Happy the Man and 4Front. As a New Jersey native who grew up immersed in the New York City music scene, moving into work on Broadway seemed a natural progression for Joe Bergamini. After performing in both the New York and national tour productions of the Billy Joel musical Moviní Out, he is now working at the hit show Jersey Boys. 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 Bergamini 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 (Melbourne, Australia), and The Cape Breton Drum Festival (Nova Scotia, Canada). He also maintains a busy private teaching schedule at his studio in New Jersey.
Joe Bergamini's interest in writing and education has led to him becoming very active in the music publishing world. He is the Percussion Editor for Carl Fischer Publications, and a contributing writer for Modern Drummer magazine.
An active author, Joe Bergamini has won three Modern Drummer Readers Poll awards for his drum books. Bergamini is the author of Turn It Up & Lay It Down, MD Classic Tracks, Itís Your Move (with Dom Famularo), Drum Techniques of Led Zeppelin, Operation: Rockenfield - The Drumming of Queensryche, and Drumming Out Of The Shadows - The Drumming of Jason Bittner and Shadows Fall.
Bergamini has worked on various promotional and R&D projects for Tama drums in addition to being engaged as a spokesperson / artist clinician for their Starclassic Bubinga Omnitune drums.