Joe Alessandro


Joe Alessandro


Paiste Artist Since
October 2006

United States

Main Affiliations
California Music Institute

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Joe Alessandro

Cymbals listed from left to right

18" Signature Fast Crash
14" Signature Dark Energy Hats Mark I
17" Signature Fast Crash
12" Signature Splash
21" Signature Dry Ride (discontinued)
16" Signature Fast Crash
18" Alpha Thin Swiss Crash (discontinued)

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Joe Alessandro, artist, musician, and educator has performed as a touring and studio musician nationally and internationally. Joe has become known as one of the most versatile and in – demand drummer in the Los Angeles area. His broad experience ranges from rock, blues, jazz, funk, pop and much more. Joe attended music institute in Hollywood California and continued studying with Terri Bozzio and Chuck Silverman. Joe has worked with and received credit from Chuck Silverman’s compilation “The Funk Masters” published by Warner Bros. He has performed and shared the stage with such acts as Motley Crue, Quit Riot, Bobby Kimball, Mike Sims (Grammy nominated) and recorded with Don Harrison group on (Chrysalis records) to name a few. Joe is also the author of ‘The True Basics of Drumming” videos and has received numerous awards in education including one from Vic Firth for his dedication, contribution and professionalism to music education.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.

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