Joey Antico has quickly become a sought after drummer to share the stage in the greater DMV area. Although his roots are in jazz, Antico strives to bridge the gap of old and new music, staying true to the traditions of jazz music while incorporating new ideas and electronics where they appropriately fit. As a gigging and touring musician, Antico has had the opportunity of sharing the stage with acts including BØRNS, Logan Smith, Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, Chuck Redd, and Chris Vadala. In addition to his live performances, Joey works heavily as a studio musician and can be found on numerous recordings.
Currently, Antico is a drummer, educator and composer living in Silver Spring, Maryland. He received a degree in Jazz Performance, under the instruction of Chuck Redd and Grammy-Award winning saxophonist Chris Vadala, and a degree in Music Education from The University of Maryland as well. During this time, he has had a few honorable achievements including the Steve Marcus Jazz Scholarship, a spot as a 2016-2017 Artist in Residence for Strathmore, and a position in the 2017 Mid Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra under direction of Delfeayo Marsalis. While the drum set is Antico’s primary instrument, he also works a considerable amount with hand, mallet and auxiliary percussion, under the instruction and collaborations of Bob Novak