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“Swings like Bonham hugging Questlove.”

Gareth Dylan Smith



Joseph Michael Pignato leads Bright Dog Red, an improvising collective that fuses free improvisation, electronica, jazz, hip hop, psychedelia, and noise music.



Pignato is also a member of Martin Gadget, a quartet with Israeli musicians Ilan Green, Yoni Niv, and Lior Pinsky.  He is also in demand as a drummer, working under the moniker u.joe. DJs, producers, MCs, and remix artists, including internationally renowned DJ M A N I K, engineer Mr. Temmtation, MC Righteous, and electronic musicians Palemen and Omsign, have employed his drumming.


For nearly a decade, Pignato played with atom3, a highly regarded electro-acoustic trio featuring the late Orlando Legname. He continues to enjoy ongoing collaborations with Paul Geluso, the trio’s other surviving member.


He uses Taye Drums, T-Cymbals, Boso Drumsticks, and Dynaton Drumheads


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