Joel Alpers


Welcome (or welcome back) to the site! This is the spot to find out what I’ve been up to and what I’ll be doing next. I hope you have fun looking and listening!       

Happy New Year everyone - I hope we all hove a lovely 2019, full of good music, health, humor, patience, and style. I’m hitting 2019 busy, working every night at the Pantages with Wicked and always grateful to play such a challenging show in such a fantastic venue. I always love filling in with the tour on the road but the hometown shows are the best!

After Wicked rolls on I’m heading straight into another show in February, and I’m really excited about this one - I’ll be performing with Witness Uganda for its run at the Wallis Annenberg. I’ve been involved with this show since its inception and it is just an incredible piece of musical theatre, fantastic songs and story, and I am always thrilled and honored to be a part of it. Also a real treat for me to play percussion on a show instead of kit!

Shows have been keeping me very busy of late but I still get in gigs with my pals in the Martini Kings and try to fit in all the other gigs and sessions whenever I can.

I’m continuing with my teaching as well, I’ve been taking on a bunch of great new students. Please see the “instruction” page for more details.

Family takes up the rest of my time - and that is the time best spent!

As always, many thanks to all of you for your continued support and inspiration - thanks for stopping by and I hope to see & hear you soon!


                                                                                                                            January 2019


Drummer    Percussionist   Composer   Producer

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