What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
Currently we write and arrange Smooth Jazz tunes.
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
Drivetime consist of:
Bernard Capodici/Band Leader & Percussionist
Richard Orr/Saxophone, Flute
Jimmy Dell’Orefice/Piano & Keyboards
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
First runner up in the WJJZ Smooth Jazz House Band Contest - 2008
Audie Award for our re-make "What You Won't Do For Love" - 2009
Articles & Press
Please list discography in which you have participated.
"Movies For Your Mind" - Drivetime 2008
Single: Getin' Witit featuring - Bob Baldwin 2009
"Reflections" - Drivetime w/Justin Guarini doing "What You Won't Do For Love" 2010
"Live At The Sellersville Theater - Drivetime Featuring Justin Guarini 2010
How did you begin making music? Who introduced you?
My Father, a drummer, who worked with Jonie James and The Four Aces.
What was your musical education?
Lessons with my Father from the time I was 2 years old till I was 9, Started playing professionally at 17, Collage: University of Utah Jazz Band, Theory with Julliard graduate David Anchor and Joe Butara. Congas with Harry Hawkins.
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
My whole life.
What is your creative process?
This varies from tune to tune, some I hear in my head then some are more logically assembled for a particular purpose.
When do you have your most lucid moments, in the morning or night?
Mornings are more eventful, so much more clarity. To much on my mind as the day goes on.
Have you ever awoken with a melody created from your dreams?
Yep, I once had a concert from the first note to the last, with a band I was with. It was motivating to say the least.
How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
This is why you get the best producer you can find, at some point you have to walk away and trust someone else to make that call.
How did you discover your creative territory? How would you describe it?
When you start coming up with idea's that no one else has though off and being able to organize them in a way that makes sense.
What part of your job is your least favourite?
Editing or correcting tracks.
How often do you practice?
I'm always practicing, if I can't do it physically I practice in my head.
How do you feel right before going out on stage?
If it's a club, it's just another gig. If it's a concert, I get nervous.
Which musicians or groups have been inspiring to your career?
Miles Davis, Mongo Santamaría, Herbie Handcock, Bill Summers, Ray Baretta, Sergio Mendes.
List three songs that are key to your life.
Mas Que Nada - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
Shouldn't Have Took More Then You Gave - Dave Mason
Sleep Late, My Lady Friend - Harry Nilsson
What should be done to stop piracy?
BMI, ASCP should treat web hosts the same as the do restaurants. Flat fee per year.
What type of music do you detest?
Rap & Hip Hop
What time did you get up this morning?
How do you sell yourself? What has been your experience with record companies and representatives?
We Have a web site, a Facebook Page, Twitter. Our tunes are on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon.com and we have a marketing company Catalyst Marketing.
As far as record companies and representatives go, I never met one I like.
What other things have you done to make a living?
Just about everything........
Have you ever played on the street or in the subway? How much did you collect each day?
I have no need to do this.
Who would you play with, without a doubt?
Mindi Abair, Brian Culbertson, Boney James, Candy Dulfer
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business?
Get a really good education........
Doylestown, PA USA