Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Joey Antico has quickly become a sought after drummer to share the stage in the Baltimore, D.C area. Although his roots are in jazz, Antico strives to bridge the gap of old and new music, staying true to the tradition 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, Chuck Redd, Adrian & Meredith, and Chris Vadala. In addition to his live performances, Antico works as a studio musician and can be found on albums by Todo Mas, Otis Infrastructure, and Chris Urquiaga among others.
Currently, Antico is a drummer, educator and composer living in College Park, Maryland. He received a degree in Jazz Performance, under the instruction of Chuck Redd and Grammy-Award winning saxophonist Chris Vadala, and is presently pursing 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 with hand and auxiliary percussion, under the instruction and collaborations of Bob Novak.
Antico’s finesse with all things percussion makes him a well-respected musician, which has given him the opportunities to share the stage with jazz, rock, funk, and electronic musicians. In addition to his jazz creations, he is also a collaborator with electronic duo Todo Mas, which released their first EP, Good Night and Joy Be with You, in December 2015.
- Christian Douglas -- Lonely Paradise (2018)
- Chris Urquiaga -- Complete (2017)
- Alexander Gallows -- Underdog (2017)
- Todo Mas -- Good Night and Joy Be With You (2016)
- Otis Infrastructure -- The Red, Red Robin (2015)
- University of Maryland Jazz Ensemble -- (2015)