Bernie C. - Pump it Up Radio - Drive Time

February 07, 2022 - 09:47 AM - 616 views

Trained as a drummer and dancer by his father from a very early age Bernie got to cut his teeth in popular club bands in Wildwood, NJ as a percussionist and on the Philly scene and studied broadcasting with Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Disc Jockey the Geator with the heater Jerry Blavat, who’s relationship continues to this day, later Bernie studied broadcasting at the National Broadcasting School in Philadelphia.  Capodici’s formal education started at the University Of Utah where he began studying percussion and delved into the world of Latin  Percussion. After school Bernie moved to the West Indies (Dominica) to commune with the natural feel of the rhythm of the islands, when Bernie returned to the states he began studying with the well-respected and noted bass player Joe Butara, Conga player Harry Hawkins & Doc Gibb’s and became a sought after percussionist on the Philly jazz scene. He is also the band leader of the popular Urban Organic Jazz band Drivetime with major #1 hits to their credite, nominated for the Music In Media Award and has received a plethora of interviews and articles. It seems a natural progression to move into a radio format playing the music he loves so much.


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