Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall
The Lively Arts
This program will feature a variety of contemporary Percussion Ensemble pieces and the IUP Steel Band.
Joe McCarthy has led a diverse career as drummer/percussionist,
bandleader, producer, and educator in a myriad of settings from symphony
orchestra to bebop, big band, afro cuban, theater, and beyond. He is
the founder, leader, producer, and drummer of Afro Bop Alliance Big
Band, winner of the 2008 Latin Grammy for Latin Jazz Album of the Year.
Joe recently completed a 20-year tour as chief petty officer with the
United States Naval Academy Band, where he served as
principal percussionist with the wind ensemble and chief in
charge/drummer of the Next Wave Jazz Ensemble, one of the Navy’s two
premier big bands. He proudly endorses Zildjian, Yamaha, Remo, Latin
Percussion, and Vic Firth, featuring the Joe McCarthy signature