Joe Morello

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Birthday
17, 1928
Birthplace
Springfield, MA
DEATH DATE
Mar 12, 2011 (82)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
17, 1928
Birthplace
Springfield, MA
DEATH DATE
Mar 12, 2011 (82)

About

Jazz drummer who played with The Dave Brubeck Quartet. With the band, he performed such famous and rhythmically innovative numbers as "Blue Rondo a la Turk" and "Take Five."

Before Fame

He started playing music when he was six years old; his first instrument was the violin. He was later a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Trivia

He taught Max Weinberg drumming techniques.

Family Life

He resided in New Jersey until his death at the age of eighty-two.

Associated With

He recorded with Paul Desmond.