Joe Martone is a studio percussionist, arranger, band leader, contractor, music producer and percussion educator hailing from Los Angeles, CA.
Joe studied at California State University, Northridge, and received his Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance in 2012.
In addition to studying Orchestral, Jazz, Brazilian, African, and Cuban percussion at Northridge, Joe has been a student to such Los Angeles percussionists as Brian Kilgore, Jerry Steinholtz, Joe Porcaro, Aaron Smith, John Magnussen, Don Williams, Pete Korpela, Mb Gordy and Walter Rodriguez.
He has also performed under John Debney, Gary Schyman, Richard Kaufman, Christopher Young, Bruce Broughton, Sean Callery and Frank Ticheli to name a few. And has performed with Dave Koz, Monica Mancini, Tyne Daly, Davis Gaines, Andy Garcia, Tom Scott, Arturo Sandoval, John Daversa, Blake McIver, and Phillip Phillips.
Joe is an Artist/Educator with Vic Firth and Black Swamp Percussion