Bio

 International Recording Artist Drivetime has become internationally known around the world with back-to-back singles and CD’s for over ten years. Now at the pinnacle of their careers they are forging ahead to discover more about themselves and their music. Drivetime has been in rotation on Internet and terrestrial radio since Drivetime’s brake out single Getin’ Witit 2009 featuring Bob Baldwin. In 2012 Release What You Won't Do For Love featuring Justin Guarini and again in 2012 with their single Lincoln Drive featuring Andrew Neu on Saxophone. Drivetime style is very hard to define so they just call it Urban Organic Jazz. It incorporates Jazz, Nu Jazz, Fusion, Funk, Latin and all shades in between. One of the most electrifying bands live to come out of Philly on a very long time, the current line up includes Bernie Capodici on Percussion & Conga Stix, Gene Terramani on Guitar, Jimmy Dell'Orefice on Piano/Keyboards, Shane Arnold on Saxophone, Mike Ruhl on Bass and JJ Zeller on Drums. So sit back, buckle up and enjoy the ride!!!! Touting the success of California Dreamin' where the CD rose to #23 on the Smoothjazz.com charts, #7 on BDS radio chart, and had 32,787 Impressions on Internet Broadcast Charts. Whispers the second single from the CD received 22,226 Impressions and became the #1 most added track in February 9, 2016 on the Billboard Jazz Charts the day after its release.Drivetime has released their new single Mr. Mango a melodically soulful and rhythmic ride as only Drivetime can deliver. Drivetime also offers their listeners hours of programming on Drivetime’s website, the shows are full of the rich history of the band and it’s players, and it’s on 24/7 around the world and it’s free.  So buckle up and enjoy the ride!

Bernie Capodici - Percussion/Band Leader/Producer

Trained by his father Charlie (Chaaliy) Capodici from a very early age Bernie got to cut his teeth in popular club bands in Wildwood, NJ and on the Philly scene at the tail end of the 60’s.. 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 and studied theory & piano with David Anchor from Julliard. Since then Bernie has had multiple jazz bands: Eulipian, Havana Fusion, Stiff Stuff and now Drivetime, continuously playing clubs and concerts for the past 30 years. Capodici has made special appearances with such notables as Chuck Reiney, Dexter Wansel, Jonathan Cain and most recently Justin Guarini. Capodici has recorded with such luminaries as Bob Baldwin, Andrew Neu & Justin Guarini. Capodici has built and play's what he calls the Conga Stix a 16 pad MIDI Percussion Controller that puts his congas and percussion instruments at his finger tips.

Jimmy Dell'Orefice - Key's

 Versatile and multi-talented... words which best describe James Dell'Orefice (AKA Buca Pecuna), pianist, conductor, composer, producer, creator and general manager of the James D. Orchestras and Specialty Entertainment, LLC. Jim brings to the table a plethora of impressive credentials. Jim began his musical study at the age of six and in the process, was the recipient of many local music awards. A graduate of the University of the Arts (BM) and Combs College of Music (MM), he went on to work with such luminaries as Sammy Kay, Ray Eberle, Frankie Lester, Bob Hope, Joan Rivers, Clark Terry, Lee Konitz, Lorna Luft, Little Anthony and the Imperials and Petula Clark. For many years, Jim toured with Connie Stevens as her Pianist and Assistant Conductor. He has recorded with Bobby Rydel, Al Alberts and many other prominent local musicians. In addition, Jim has also recorded his own CDs. His musical journey has taken him to Las Vegas, Broadway, Atlantic City and back to Philadelphia.

Gene Terramani - Guitar

 Gene Terramani has recorded and or performed with some of the biggest names in the business including smooth jazz icons, Tom Scott, Brian Bromberg, The Late Great Grover Washington Jr. as well as Tony Morales and Steve Reid of the Rippingtons. Gene’s triumphed returns to the unit after a 20-year absents is an amazing turn of events. Gene has made his own mark with his CD Hotel Eden with his former German Jazz label "101 South". Gene was the original guitar player for Eulipian and Havana Fusion projects before striking out on his solo career. We are proud of what he's accomplished and elated that Gene Terramani is back in the band.

Mike Ruhl - Bass

  Bio Pending - Needless to say Mike is one of the newest addition to the band, whose funkafied spirit brings a whole lotta energy to Drivetime's ongoing repertoire. Currently with Justin Guarini & The Payback & The John Beacher Band, Mike has debut his extraordinary talent to Drivetime’s new CD California Dreamin’.

JJ Zeller - Drums

 
  JJ has been a professional drummer for over 25 years. He recorded and toured nationally with Rival Suns (November/Polygram). In addition, he has performed and recorded extensively in the Philadelphia and New York areas with Don Mayer, Jay & The Techniques, The Sean Fleming Band and Rock Roots. He studied drums under Jonathan Mover (Joe Satriani, Areatha Franklin) and Jimmy Degrasso (Alice Cooper). As well, JJ is a film and TV composer having placements on TV shows including Castle (ABC), Shameless (Showtime), and Catfish (MTV).

Shane Arnold

Shane Arnold is the newest member of Drivetime, and at only 22 has managed to stay shine on our particular brand of jazz, we're confident he will grow into a intricate part of our music.