Joe Saylor

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Joe Saylor
Jon Batiste in yellow clothes and Joe Saylor in black clothes and cowboy hat, playing a tambourine
Jon Batiste (left) and Joe Saylor (in hat) at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival
Born
NationalityUnited States
Occupationmusician

Joe Saylor is a percussionist, educator, jazz musician and co-leader of the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Life and career[edit]

Saylor was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to musical parents. His mother Paula and father Nevin are music teachers for Purchase Line and Indiana Area School Districts respectively. He began playing drums at age three and was in a jazz trio called Paj 3 with bassist Phil Kuehn (a fellow Indiana native) and pianist Angelo Versace[1] throughout high school.

Saylor graduated from Indiana Area Senior High School in 2004, and later attended the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School.[2]

Saylor plays percussion in Jonathan Batiste's Stay Human, the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He also performs at various jazz clubs, festivals, and venues around the world. He has conducted jazz workshops at various educational institutions including Stanford University. He has performed at such places as the Howard Theater,[3] the White House,[4] Lincoln Center,[5] Rockwood Music Hall, Webster Hall, and the Great GoogaMooga.[6] He has performed or recorded with Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis, Dwayne Dolphin, Steve Wilson, Joe Lovano, Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton, and Ellis Marsalis.

He appeared on the cover and feature article of the April 2016 issue of Modern Drummer,[7] was featured in the March 2014 issue of Drum Magazine,[8] and appeared on the HBO series Treme in 2010.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Angelo Versace | Pianist – Home". angeloversace.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Joe Saylor, Rise Up". Modern Drummer. Retrieved May 11, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Jon Batiste and Stay Human perform at Howard Theatre". home.nestor.minsk.by. Retrieved March 4, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Search – Smalls Jazz Club". smallsjazzclub.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Bryan Carter-Joe Saylor Jazz Band Drum Fest!". lc.lincolncenter.org. Retrieved March 4, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Jonathan Batiste Bassist Phil Kuehn Drummer Joe Saylor… News Photo | Getty Images UK | 169011941". gettyimages.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Jon Batiste and Stay Human's Joe Saylor - Late-Night Deep Grooves". moderndrummer.com. Retrieved May 13, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "DRUM! Magazine – Drumming For Fanatics". drummagazine.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Treme Pictures, Jonathon Batiste Photos, Tony Jarvis Pics, Phillip Kuehn Pictures, Rob Brown Photos, Joseph Saylor Pics – Photo Gallery: Treme". tvguide.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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