GROUPS PERFORMED WITH:
Golden Horse Shoe Revue (Drum Set), Pearly Band (Snare Drum), Royal Street Bachelors (Drum Set, Strolling Snare), The Brass Brothers (Drum Set), Fun with Music Show (Drum Set/Percussion), The Glory Land Band (Snare Drum), The Hook N’ Ladder Company (Snare Drum and “toys”), The Candlelight Orchestra (Drum Set/Percussion, The Disneyland Band (Snare Drum and Bass Drum).
In addition Joe has performed at Disneyland with Les Elgart & His Orchestra, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, The Disneyland Big Band and The Myron Floren Orchestra.
Joe’s Experience Working at “The Park”:
What I Have Learned Working With Joe:
Joe is the first drummer I remember seeing perform at Disneyland, and at the risk of sounding sappy, it was magical. I was probably 7 years old, and he was playing things on the snare drum that I couldn’t comprehend at the time (yet I still work on now!) The experience was inspiring, and probably the subconscious catalyst that lead to my own Disney drumming career. I eventually got to do a lot of subbing for Joe in the Disneyland Band, and did my best to steal ideas from and emulate his approach to kicking a band with just a snare drum. For my 2015 Disneyland Band audition I wrote and performed a tribute piece called “Shawin’ Up The Blues.” It was a tribute to Joe’s fun spirit, and swinging snare drum idiosyncrasies that had a major influence on my snare drumming development, and ultimately my drum set approach. Numerous times I have heard drumming legends say how focusing on your snare drumming is crucial to sounding good on the drum set, and I have never heard anyone groove/swing harder on a snare drum than Joe Shaw. So make sure and check him out below to get some of the same benefits I have been so fortunate to experience first hand(s)😉 – thanks Joe!!