born on 14/3/1961 in Brooklyn, NY, United States
died on 11/3/2016
Joe Ascione (born March 14, 1961, Brooklyn, New York) is an American jazz drummer.
Ascione began playing drums at age 2. His parents bought him his first drum set at age 4, and he was playing professionally by the time he was 12. As a teenager, he was a roadie for Buddy Rich. Ascione has been on about 70 recordings to date.
Ascione has performed, recorded or toured with musicians from the worlds of jazz, rock and pop including Cab Calloway, Donald Fagen, Della Reese, David Grisman, George Coleman, Billy Mitchell, Flip Phillips, Al Hirt, Dr. John, Phoebe Snow, Jon Hendricks, Dick Hyman, Joey DeFrancesco and Herb Ellis.
- My Buddy - A Tribute to Buddy Rich - Joe Ascione Octet (Nagel Heyer Records, 1997)
- Post No Bills - The Joe Ascione Trio (Arbors Records, 1998)
- Movin' Up - Joe Ascione Quartet (Arbors Records, 2008)
- Joe Ascione at All Music Guide
- Joe Ascione at All About Jazz