Music instruction: Joey B Banks

Last updated: February 4, 2011

Joey B Banks | Fitchburg

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Madison Music Foundry Drum Instructor Joey B Banks

Genres: Big Band/Swing, Blues, Dance/Techno/Electronica, Funk, Fusion, Indie Rock, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Modern "Alternative", Oldies: 50s-70s, Punk/Hardcore, R&B, Rap, Reggae, Rock/Pop General, Ska, World Beat/Ethnic

JOEY B.BANKS-2010 Grammy Nominee

Percussionist, Music Producer, Educator, and Madison Scout Drum and Bugle Corps Alumnus.

Joey B. Banks is  a performer, music producer, educator and 2010 Grammy nominated artist.   He is a teacher of the "Joey B." drum method.  Joey B. is a graduate of the Musicians Institute of Technology in Hollywood California and Madison Business College in Madison Wisconsin and marched as a member the world famous Madison Scout Drum and Bugle organization for 12 years.

Joey B. Banks has performed and recorded drums with  many groups locally, regionally, and nationally for over 25 years.  Some notable artist Joey B. has performed with are Clyde Stubblefield, Luther Allison, Koko Taylor, the Spinners, the Four Tops and jazz saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell.  Joey B. sometimes subs in for the “original funky drummer”, Clyde Stubblefield at Funky Monday’s and regularly sits in with the Clyde Stubblefield show.  Joey B. also performs every Tuesday at the Frequency where his band Weapons of Mass Defunktion host the TUESDAY NIGHT JUNK PARTY, which showcases local,regional,national,and international jazz, funk, and hip hop groups at the Frequency,one of Madison Wisconsin's hottest music venues.

These days you can see Joey B.  performing with the Black N Blues All Stars, Madison Blues All Stars, Honor Among Thieves, Jim Schwall Band, Weapons of Mass DeFUNKTION, Horn House, Steely Dane, the Hanah Jon Taylor Artet and the Black Star Drum Line.

Joey B. also produces music for individual artists, groups and various media outlets through his music production company JBENT PRODUCTIONS.  Joey B. also teaches music programs for the Boys and Girls club and is the founder and drum instructor for the highly regarded "D.R.U.M. Program" and the performance group the "BLACK STAR DRUM LINE", which consists of young children 9-14 years old that are members of the Boys and Girls Club of Madison.

Joey B. currently teaches percussion and drum kit to 30 students at the Madison Music Foundry on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Hope to see you at a Joey B. performance in 2011. 

Support your local music!!!!

Contact Information

Fitchburg, WI 53713

Phone: 608-270-2660


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