Studio Drummer/Percussionist

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Drummer, Percussionist, Musician, Educator, Joe Abba has been offering his unique sound to artists of all genres for the past 20 years. Now, he is offering home recording services with multiple drum and percussion colors to make your music come to life. Credits include The Ramones, Dave Douglas, Jerry Jemmott & Donny McCaslin.

Born and raised in New York, Joe Abba began playing drums at age 8. For over 25 years, he has provided the drums and percussion for countless artists of all genres, from Jazz to Rock to Funk to Pop to Metal to Classical to Hip Hop. He has worked with countless composers and performers, including but not limited to: Donny McCaslin, Baba Israel, Pacha Massive, Tommy and CJ Ramone, Jerry Jemmott, Harvey S., Sean Nowell, Gene Pritsker & The Composers Concordance, Lew Soloff, Dave Douglas, Jessica Simpson, The Bjorkestra, Costas Baltazanis, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Shayna Steele, and Brian Charette.

He is a member of the Afro Jazz Project, Molly Tigre, whose debut album was released in 2018, The Terranean Tinge, which fuses jazz and hip hop, as well as The New York Jazz Exchange, a Swedish and American Jazz Project he founded with Fredrik Olsson. They have two albums out, "Stockholm Swinging," (Voted one of 2012's best jazz albums of the year) and their 2016 self titled studio album. His current project, The Funk Unit, perfectly blends funk, soul, jazz, and hip hop; Joe Abba's band performs originals he has written, as well as classic funk, soul, and hip hop standards. His debut album with this band is to be released this fall.

Joe Abba is a composer, drummer, percussionist, and educator. He can be reached through and on everywhere on social media!

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  1. Review by Travis Sullivan
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    Joe is an amazing drummer and composer. I would recommend him for musical projects of any style. He seriously rocks it!

Gear Highlights
  • Yamaha Maple Custom Drums in rock and jazz sizes
  • over 30 different cymbals for all styles
  • countless snares and percussion
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