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JOEY B.BANKS- 2014 Madison Area Music Awards Drummer/Percussionist of the year, 2010 and 2011 Grammy Nominee, Music Producer, Music Educator, and Madison Scout Alum.
Joey B. Banks is the teacher of the "Joey B." drum method, and winner of Madison WI., "TOP NOTCH" teacher award in 2011. Joey B. currently teaches private drum lessons 20 students at Madison Music Foundry and is founder and music director of the Black Star Drum Line performance group. Joey B. is a graduate of the Musicians Institute of Technology in North Hollywood CA. and was a member of the world famous Madison Scout Drum and Bugle Corps where he marched from 1975-1986, and where he became a world class snare drummer.
Joey B. Banks has performed and recorded drums with a variety of artist and groups in almost every musical genre over the past two decades. Some notable local, regional and national artist Joey B. has performed with are Clyde Stubblefield, Luther Allison, Koko Taylor, Roscoe Mitchell, Billy Flynn, Barrellhouse Chuck, John Primer, Billy Branch, Lindsey Alexander. Nick Moss, Wayne Baker Brooks, Bobby Bryan, Rockin' Johnny Burgin, Pistol Pete, Michael Coleman, Nick Moss, Hanah Jon Taylor, Jan Wheaton, Paul Filipowicz, Westside Andy and Mel Ford, Annabel Lee, Rob Dz, Smokes, DLO, Fast Company, Charles Walker Band, Little Jimmy and the Black Birds, Universal Soul, Adam Isaac and the People, Charlie Brooks, Tina Moore, Shanna Jackson, Grammy winner Skyler Jett, Cynthia Robinson, Harlan Jefferson, and 3 time Grammy nominee Bobby Messano.
These days you can see Joey B. performing with The Black Star Drum Line Performance Group, The Gabe Burdulis Band, The Tuesday Night Squad, The Big Payback, Jim Schwall/Andy Ewen Band, Honor Among Thieves, Keon Andre, Anthony Lamarr, Weapons of Mass Defunktion, and the Steely Dan tribute band, Steely Dane.
Joey B. Banks currently endorses Precision Drums (www.precisiondrum.com), Rich Sticks (Joey B. signature drum sticks available at www.richsticks.com) and Meinl cymbals (www.meinlcymbals.com).
Check Joey B. out at show near you!!!