Drummer, composer & arranger based in New York, Joe Spinelli performs regularly throughout the New York/New Jersey area performing with the Candice Reyes Quintet, Jazz Exchange Band, PJ Rasmussen Big Band, Big Beat Big Band, Alexis Cole, and many others. He has had the pleasure of performing with Rich Perry, Steve LaSpina, Freddie Hendrix, Bucky Pizzarelli, Duane Eubanks, and Scott Archangel. Joe can be seen performing at such venues as Small's, Smoke Jazz Club, 55 Bar, Kitano, Dizzy's, Birdland, Minton's, Tomi Jazz, Bar Next Door, and The City Winery.

While Jazz is his primary focus, Joe especially enjoys Funk, R&B, and Soul because there's no better feeling than sitting in a groove.  Modern Jazz is another favorite of Joe's - he believes while keeping the historical and musical elements of jazz very much alive, the band has much more freedom to explore and take risks.  

Joe's versatility as a drummer expands into Pit Orchestra as well.  He has played several musicals in the New York area. Since 2000, Joe has played such musicals as Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, Seussical, Hamilton, Footloose, Bye Bye Birdie,  The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Carrie, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Songs for a New World, as well as many others. 

Previous events

Seth Weaver Big Band

The Gin Mill, NYC

Saxophones- Lucas Dodd / Erena Terakubo / Sam Dillon / Lukas Gabric / Andrew Hadro Trumpets- Christian Mehler / Stuart Mack / Andrew Neesley / Alec Aldred

Trombones- Nick Grinder / Corey A. Wallace / Peter Nelson / Gina Benalcazar

Guitar- Olli Hirvonen Bass- Marty Kenney Drums- Joe Spinelli

CRQ "Your Way" CD Release Party

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Clement's Placee, 15 Washington Street, Newark NJ

On December 16th, 2018 Candice Reyes Quintet - CRQ "Your Way" will be available to the public from The Jazz Exchange, LLC. The album featuring the creative and talented band members of the CRQ, Abel Mireles, Will Dougherty, Charlie Dougherty, Joe Spinelli with special guest appearances by Candice's mentor, friend and six-time Grammy award winner jazz renowned bassist Christian McBride along with her friend and amazing trumpeter Nathan Eklund.

Adam Machaskee Jazz

Silvana, NYC

Adam Machaskee - Trombone/Electric Trombone Mike Hudson-Casanova - Saxophone Tucker Flythe - Guitar Charlie Dougherty - Bass

CRQ : The Carnegie Concert Series

The Nyack Library, Nyack NY

The CRQ band: Candice Reyes - Vocals Abel Mireles -Tenor Saxophone Will Dougherty - Piano Joe Spinelli - Drums Charlie Dougherty - Bass