Joe Gelini - Drummer/Producer

Joe Gelini is the epitome of a New Orleans drummer. Blending influences of funk, gospel, Mardi Gras Indian, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, second-line, rock, jazz, rhythm & blues, Joe creates a deep pocket with impeccable timing. Drawing upon various musical influences allows him to perform multi-layered textures and voices within his drumming. This approach has allowed Joe to become one of the most sought after drummers in a city known for it’s drumming tradition.  Just like the cuisine of the Crescent City, Joe’s drumming is a combination of musical flavors brought from across the globe but developed here. Joe began his career while earning his Bachelor of Music Degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Joe currently performs with Cha Wa full time. He has produced Albums for The Wild Magnolias, and Nation Beat. His past drumming gigs include The Wild Magnolias, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, and Alvin Youngblood Hart.