Joey Gulizia is a professional musician who has been performing since childhood. Along with performing and entertaining, Joey's been involved in music education for over 40 years. He has conducted hundreds of residencies, workshops and clinics for students of all ages. He has been inducted to the œNebraska Music Hall of Fame and has received the œExcellence in Education award by the Governor of Nebraska. Joey's traveled extensively, and music has taken him to many places including all 50 of the United States. This past year, Joey performed in Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland and Iceland. He will once again tour with the œMannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour on percussion and woodwinds. In the field of education he is very active, and is currently artist in residence at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Mannheim Steamroller/ Independent
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceIt seems like the most memorable gigs are the high pressure ones! Like the time I was drumming for the Danish Jazz singer Sinne Eeg, and had only time for a talk through before before a the concert. Those situations have a way of opening your ears!
What Drives Your Creativity?Many times I need to come up with new ideas for educational workshops. I really like to have new things up my sleeve.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?My stick bag contains all of my favorite tools and I'm not afraid to mix things up. Like a stick and a brush, or a Rute and a mallet, etc.