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Joe Porcaro

In the music scene there are only a few names that command immediate respect. Sinatra. Foster. Hubbard, Q. Laboriel, Jaco. Goodman. Getz. Corea. Bellson. Armstrong. And then there’s Porcaro…a legacy surname that is renowned in jazz, rock, pop, and classical genres. As owner of this respected surname, Joe Porcaro, a most respected percussionist and drummer, has lived a fortunate life that has involved music at every turn. From marching with his dad in his early days, to performing with his sons on the Grammy Award winning album TOTO IV, to playing on countless film scores and TV shows over the years, Joe Porcaro is a living legend who lives by the philosophy of “passing the music on”. He is constantly working to expand his legacy by sharing his musical knowledge, talent, and passion to students who study at the Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA), which he helped start in 1996. Here, students (who are so lucky), work face-a-face with one of music’s most respected instructors. His sons, Steve, Mike, and Jeff (we all miss him) remain the pride of his heart, as they were sole beneficiaries of their father’s passion and love of music. And that’s an understatement. Inside MusiCast is honored to welcome a living legend who is still in his prime, Joe Porcaro.

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Reader Comments (7)

I know Joe Porcaro and his family since 13 years and this interview shows everyone in the world what a lovely family the Porcaro´s are. Thank you for everything and God bless this family.

To the guys from Inside Music Cast:The way how you do the interviews is great. I love really to hear more.

Thank youUli Frost from Germanywww.drumrecording.biz

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUli Frost
Thanks Uli,It's great that you know Joe and his family for many years....and you're right, the Porcaro's are simply a lovely family.

God bless them and help Mike as he overcomes his challenges. That's our prayer.

Best to you.

July 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEddy
I am very proud to say Joe Porcaro(Skinny, as we knew him) is my Godfather and one of my Dad's very good friends. He was a tremendous influence in our home and because of him and Dad's presence, we grew to love and respect all kinds of wonderful music. I love him dearly and pray for mike and his family everyday . Blessings, Skinny , Love Judy
August 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJudy (Lepak) Daigle
Hello Judy,

Thanks for your post and the wonderful words about Papa 'Skinny' Joe. Eddy and I had a wonderful time interviewing him and sharing his stories about his career with our audience. He truly is a talented, selfless and passionate man and we were honored that he took time out to speak with us.

Best wishes!

Rick SuchInside MusiCast
August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRick Such
When you think of what this man started with his love and enthusiasm for music, it's truly inspiring.

Another fantastic interview and viewpoint that many generations of music lovers can appreciate.

Bravo Guys and MANY thanks to Joe.
August 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterScatman
Hi, guys! I'm a big west-coast/AOR fan and someone who cannot imagine his life without listening to the music recorded by the giants of the Californian recording studios. I am happy to hear this interview and I hope you can pass a word to Joe Porcaro on my behalf. I mean we used to write E-mails to each other and the last time I sent him an article that I wrote on August the 5th 2007, about Jeff. I translated it to him but I didn't get an answer to my last E-mail. Thanks a lot and God bless the whole Porcaro Family! A loyal fan from Romania, Andy
August 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAndrei Sandor
Andrei,Thanks for your comments...and I will pass your note to Joe.

August 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commentereddy

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