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Joey B Banks
Sosonic Director of Community Outreach and Education
Specializes in Drum kit, Drum Corps Marching Percussion, Hand percussion
Joey B. Banks is a performer, music producer, music educator, 2010 and 2011 Grammy nominated drummer, and the 2014 and 2015 Madison Area Music Association Drummer/Percussionist of the Year. He is a graduate of the Musicians Institute of Technology in Hollywood California and is a Madison Scout Drum and Bugle Corps Alumnus.
Joey B. has performed and recorded drums with more than 100 artists and performance groups locally, regionally, and nationally for over 25 years and has played on over 50 albums over the last two decades.
Some notable artists Joey B. has performed with include:
● Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown)
● Luther Allison
● Koko Taylor
● Cynthia Robinson (Sly and the Family Stone)
● Skyler Jett (2005 Grammy winner)
● Cowboy Troy (Big and Rich)
● Barrellhouse Chuck
● Billy Flynn
● Wayne Baker Brooks
● Tom Holland
● John Primer
● Linsey Alexande
● Roscoe Mitchell
Joey B’s mentor and friend for over 30 years is the "original funky drummer", Clyde Stubblefield. Joey B. frequently sat in with Clyde and the band and was his substitute drummer at his weekly Funky Monday show.
These days you can see Joey B. performing with many award winning groups and artist which include, Steely Dane, 2015 MAMA “Cover Band of the Year”, The Big Payback, 2015 MAMA “Jazz Performer of the Year”, The Black Star Drum Line Performance Group, 2015 MAMA “Youth Performer of the Year”, Gabe Burdulis, 2015 “MAMA Pop/R&B” of the Year, “Guitarist of the Year”, and “Male Vocalist” of the Year, Madison Blues All Stars, Honor Among Thieves, and the Keon Andre Band.
Joey B. is also the director of community outreach and education for Sosonic where he works to create partnerships with local arts organization, run music and arts education programs, workshops and clinics, and currently teaches 20 students privately each week at the Sosonic music lesson studios.
Joey B. endorses Rich Sticks, www.richsticks.com and Precision Drums, www.precisiondrum.com.
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