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Joseph Porcaro

Also Known As: "Joe"
Current Location:: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Thomas (Porcara) Porcaro and Concetta Porcaro
Husband of Private
Father of Jeff Porcaro; Mike Porcaro; Steve Porcaro and Private
Brother of Samuel J. Porcaro; Private; Private and Dominic Porcaro

Occupation: Musician
Managed by: Floyd Anderson, IV
Last Updated:

About Joe Porcaro

Joe Porcaro is an American jazz drummer.

Porcaro has recorded with Natalie Cole, Don Ellis, Stan Getz, Freddie Hubbard, Gladys Knight, Madonna, The Monkees, Gerry Mulligan, Pink Floyd, Howard Roberts, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, and Sarah Vaughan. He has done film scores with James Newton Howard, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Danny Elfman, John Frizzell, and his son Steve Porcaro. With educator and drummer Ralph Humphrey, he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA) in Pasadena, California.

His three sons were in the rock band Toto: drummer Jeff Porcaro (1954-1992), bassist Mike Porcaro (1955-2015), and keyboardist Steve Porcaro (b. 1957). He appeared on every Toto album from Turn Back through Kingdom of Desire, including Toto IV.

His grandchildren Chase and Paige Duddy formed the electronic duo XYLO.

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Joe Porcaro's Timeline

1930
April 29, 1930
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1954
April 1, 1954
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1955
May 29, 1955
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1957
September 2, 1957
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States