Los Angeles, California
Drummer/percussionist, keyboardist, composer & teacher, Joe has a vast and diverse background as a performance artist. His many affiliations include Annie Haslam's "Renaissance", Producers Larry Fast, and Tony Visconti, keyboardists David Sancious and Patrick Moraz, jazz pianist Kenny Drew Jr, saxman Tim Eyermann, guitarists Mark Lambert, Jeff Ciampa, bassists Mark Egan, Chris Sullivan, singer/songwriter Mark Radice along with "The Brass Construction", Jon Carroll (Starland Vocal Band), and tours of Brazil & Japan with Annie Haslam and Mark Lambert.
Joe has conducted music workshops for "Music for Many" and "Culture Corner" with renowned storyteller Christine Campbell. Joe worked from 1996 - 2001 as a "Staff Artist" with ARTS GENESIS, an artist outsource organization which places teaching artists in the New York/New Jersey public school systems.
After moving to Los Angeles in 2001, Joe has performed with jazz musicians Putter Smith, Eddie Oliveri, Jack Bruce, Quentin Dennard, Kevin O'Neal, Tim Emmons, Jeff Littleton, Trevor Ware, Joe Gaita, Bill Markus, Otis Hayes, Carol Chaikin, Jeff Richman, Barry Zweig, Jamie Findlay, and vocalists, Sweet Baby Jai, Cathy Segal Garcia, Barbara Sfraga, Carolyn Martinez, and Judy Wexler among others.
Starting in the summer of 2006, and continuing into 2008, Joe has been conducting arts-in-education workshops for "Theatre of Hearts Youth First" - at schools, and learning centers in the greater Los Angeles area.
Joe has scored both theme and source music for a variety of American Film Institute thesis projects. Joe also scored the music for the award winning films: "Stone Mansion" (currently running on PBS) and "Sunday Morning Stripper", (PG rated) which is currently running on SHOWTIME. (1st place in SHOWTIMES' SHOWCASE AWARD)
Joe's music can be heard on "The Great Commision", which aired on the SHOWTIME network in 2004. Joe also scored the music for "Pants in the Family" which aired on SHOWTIME in 2007.