JOEY B. BANKS
Joey B. Banks is a music entrepreneur from Madison Wisconsin.
He is a 2 time Grammy nominated drummer and also the 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2020 Madison Area Music Association Drummer of the Year.
Joey B. is a graduate of the Musicians Institute of Technology in Hollywood California and a proud Madison Scout Drum and Bugle Corps Alum, and Director and founder of the award winning youth ensemble Black Star Drum Line.
Joey B is a master percussionist that also specializes in Drum kit,Marching/Percussive Arts, Music Education, Artist Development and Artist/Band Bookings, and “talent seller” for his entertainment and promotions business, JBent Productions.
JOEY B. BANKS
DIRECTOR MENTOR TEACHER
Joey Bs mentor, friend and band mate was the "funky drummer", Clyde Stubblefield. Joey B. frequently sat in with Clyde and the band for many years and was Clyde’s substitute drummer at his weekly Funky Monday shows. 3 years prior to Clyde Stubblefield's death on February 18, 2017, Joey B. became the musical director and creator of the Clyde Stubblefield All Stars, a band Joey B. Put together for Clyde when he was still alive, to perform his original music and the music he performed for James Brown. The band was an all star tribute to the late great funky drummer dedicated to preserving the legacy of Clyde Stubblefield.
Joey B has also dedicated himself to preserving the legacy of Clyde Stubblefield by creating a music scholarship in Clyde’s name.
The scholarship helps support youth that are sgoing on to study music in a college or university.
These days you can see Joey B. performing with his bands The Funkee JBeez, JB3s. The Ultimate Steely Dan Tribute-Steely Dane, Nashville artist Gabe Burdulis, the legendary Madison Rock band Honor Among Thieves. (*Put this paragraph last)
Joey B is an advocate for youth in performing arts. He currently teaches private lessons for 20 drum students, Founder and Director Forward Performing Arts-Black Star Drum Line. He is a member of the planning committee for Overture Center Arts Education Roundtable, a Professional Teaching Artist for the Madison School and has done residencies, workshops and clinics in local elementary, middle school and high schools in the Madison and surrounding areas.
Joey B.s Social Media Links
www.joeybbanks.com http://www.facebook.com/joeybbanks http://www.reverbnation.com/joeybbanks http://www.twitter.com/joeybbanks