Joe DiVita’s musical roots can be traced back to the age of 4, when he would improvise on his family’s Wurlitzer organ and small accordion, following his father’s musical lead playing show tunes and Polkas. After years of study with local teachers and a performance degree from The University of the Arts, he has been entertaining audiences and supporting musicians all over the US as a band leader, vocalist and rhythm section sideman in a variety of settings.
DiVita is a skilled percussionist on drum set, marimba, vibraphone, steel drums and hand drums for all styles of music from Latin Jazz to Metal. He holds a Master of Music in Music Technology, is a member of ASCAP and has extensive experience in electric bass, electric and acoustic guitars and voice in a wide variety of genres.
In addition to his performance expertise, he is also a very experienced teacher, with over 20 years of experience guiding young musicians in their development on many instruments, songwriting, arranging and music business. Currently he is working as adjunct faculty at Drexel University.
Joe is available for live events or studio sessions at competitive, flexible rates. Explore the site for samples and more detailed information on how he can help you.
"It's All About the Details"
"We hired Joe to provide steel drum music for a winter Luau at Brook Hollow Winery and we could not have been any more happy! Joe was great through the entire process and on the day of our event his music was incredible. I would highly recommend Joe for any type of party you are looking to add some steel drum music. A true professional thank you Joe! "
-Paul Ritter Owner / Vintner Brook Hollow WInery
Luau Party in Columbia, NJ 2/1/20
"Joe is truly an amazing individual!. He is not only very professional and so talented, he is a genuine true caring person. He arrived on time and got right to work. He was so accommodating and so friendly that we felt and treated him as if he were one of our family members. We all enjoyed his music very much and so glad that we hired him for this event. The party was a hit and everyone asked us for his info. We want to throw another party for no reason at all except to hire Joe again and have him play for us!! Excellent all around! Thanks a bunch Joe and thanks for maintaining your happy self even in 90 degree heat! You ROCK!!!"
-Mia & Dave (Bucks County)
Private Party in Levittown, PA 5/28/16
"I hired Joe to perform at my wedding and put in a special request for a song that he had to learn in order to be able to perform. He did an AMAZING job, sang it exactly how I wanted, and was very professional and easy to work with. I would hire him again and again and give my highest recommendation. If you are not sure if you should hire him for a job, take my advice, he is completely worth it. I'm soooooooo happy he was there and a part of making my day perfect!!!!"
Wedding ceremony in Philadelphia, PA on 10/10/2015
"Joe provided music for a family multi-birthday celebration and it was terrific! He performed solo on steel drum, but you would have thought he was accompanied by a group of talented musicians. The range of selections was outstanding, and just when you were settling into a comfortable, familiar blend of Bob Marley and other reggae favs, you'd hear an outstanding steel drum version of Otis Redding, Pink Floyd or other great 60s/70s music. We had a bounce castle to entertain the kids but they were transfixed by Joe's playing and spent much of their time dancing around his set-up and just watching him play. We would highly recommend Joe for any type, any size event."
Private Party in Newtown, PA on 5/11/19
"Joe was absolutely wonderful! We hired Joe to play at our wedding in May. We thought some live music would really add to the mood for the day and we could not have been happier with choosing to go with Joe. He was on time, friendly and overall a great performer. Everyone loved his music. He took tons of requests. It was festive and went perfectly with our outside hookah bar. Joe even played our first dance, which meant he had to carry his steel drum from the outside area all the way around to the reception. He seemed to do this seamlessly and the song was perfect. I would recommend hiring Joe again and again. Very professional!"
Wedding in Ambler, PA on 5/18/19