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Josh Bailey - New York, NY

N.Y.C based drummer currently subbing on Broadway's & Juliet and The Outsiders. He is on staff at Studio G (Brooklyn based recording studio), recording drums and percussion for industry and independent artists & producers. Recent notable recording sessions and drumming/percussion contributions include: Babylon (Paramount Pictures, 2022), 3rd and 4th season of the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Kena: Bridge of Spirits (percussion, 2020 PS5 release), Panera Bread and DeLonghi Coffee commercial campaign. Also notable releases: "Beautiful and tragic" & "How I Loved My Cat", two 24-hour albums written and recorded remotely (live streamed) by Adam Neely and Ben Levin; and drum/percussion sampling sessions for production duo CuBeatz.

He frequents as a music director and drummer for artists building, arranging & operating live backing tracks, running IEM mixes and contracting musicians. Josh was seen drumming on Saturday Night Live in a digital short with Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennet (2019). As music director and drummer for pop singers Erin Bowman, Josh performed on Good Morning America, and Live! With Kelly and Ryan (2017).


Josh was recently administrative faculty at NYU Steinhardt as the Special Programs Coordinator (Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions) and Adjunct Instructor at NYU Steinhardt - Jazz Studies. Josh also worked with the notable Dafnis Prieto (past mentor) as the final editor of his instructional drumming book "A World of Rhythmic Possibilities - Drumming Lessons and Reflections on Rhythms" (released May, 2016). Josh has a Masters in Jazz Performance (NYU) and two B.M.degrees: Music Education and Percussion Performance (West Chester University).


Josh Bailey endorses Sabian Cymbals, Promark Drumsticks, & Evans Drumheads. 


Endorsing Sabian Cymbals

"Kena: Bridge of Spirits"  

Recorded/Sampled Percussion

(2018, Released for PS5 2020)

 Saturday Night Live 


"Holes", Digital Short

(feat. Adam Sandler, Kyle Mooney & Beck Bennet, 2019)


Recorded Drums & Percussion (Season 3)

Ex. "Boobs In California" Episode4. January 2017


Erin Bowman


"Good Time Good Life" Official Music Video and performance on GMA

February 2017

Released May 2016

I am humbled to announce my involvement as one of the final editors of my mentor and good friend Dafnis Prieto's Drumming Instructional Book "A World of Rhythmic Possibilities"

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