Vinnie Capodice

Drums/Percussion

Equipment: Tama & Yamaha  Drums,  Zildjian,  Paste,  &  Sabian Cymbals,  Meinl Congas, and LP Percussion, Musser Marimba, and Orchestra Bells.

Bio

Vinnie Capodice - Jazz SyndicateVinnie Capodice - DrumsVinnie began singing and playing percussion and at age 5 with sticks on a conga drum and followed by creating sounds using his parent’s pots and pans before graduating to a full drum-set at age 8.  With the help of his dad’s involvement in drum & bugle corps, Vinnie spent the next 7 years playing rudimentary snare drum, and 1 year of vibraphone (keyboard instrument).

Vinnie has performed in numerous musical settings ranging from church orchestras, Drum & Bugle Corps, choirs, musical theater, big bands, wedding bands, and blues bands.

Recently in 1999 & 2001, Vinnie performed a mini-European tour of Italy playing drums, timpani, and singing with a 30 piece choir at the Vatican in Rome, and other venues. Prior to that, he spent  the last 6 years devoted strictly to weddings, bar mitzvahs, and affairs of all types. He has also performed in many top 40-night club venues. Presently, performing  in various Blues Rock and Classic Rock Bands.  Aside from performing,  Vinnie is actively teaching private percussion instruction in my home studio.

Contact information: email – vmcjazz@yahoo.com /myspace.com/vinniecapodice     908-272-7624

Education
B.A .Music Education 1985 Jersey City State College Jersey City,  N.J.

Music  Credits

  • The Jazz Syndicate 2013-Present Drums
  • House Drummer For An Open Blues Jam Blue Moon Café South Amboy,  N.J. 2009-present
  • Full Count Big Band 17 Piece Swing Band Mountainside, N.J.  2010 – 2011 Drums
  • VAM Classic Rock & Blues Band 2009 Drums & Vocals
  • Bob Del Rasso Blues Band 2008 Drums
  • St Bartholomew Church Scotch Plains, N.J. Timpani & Percussion 2007-2009
  • Peanut Butter & Jammin’ Band(Catered to Children) 2006-2008 Drums & Vocals
  • Expressway Top 40 Pop Band Drums & Vocals 1990-1991
  • Assisi, Italy Music Festival Choir & Orchestra
  • St. Teresa Church Summit, N.J. 1999 & 2001
  • Metropolitan Y Orchestra West Orange, N.J. Timpani 1990-1992
  • Plainfield and Summit Symphony Orchestras Timpani & Percussion 1988-1990
  • Hank Joel Orchestras Wedding Band Drums & Vocals 1989-1993