Joe is a freelance musician who can be seen working with a number of musicians and bands across New York state and beyond. He also works collaboratively with and as a leader in a number of professional ensembles.
No Quarter: The Led Zeppelin Jazz Project
Joe leads a quartet of some of Buffalo's finest musicians, as they explore the catalogue of one of the greatest rock bands of all time: Led Zeppelin. His arrangements of this classic repertoire draws influence from the hard bop style of the 1960s, the free jazz movement of the 1970s, and modern jazz influences. The band will attempt to reimagine the spirit and songs of Led Zeppelin in an acoustic jazz setting that is sure to please any lover of jazz, classic rock, or both.
Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop
The BJCW is a collective of musicians whose primary mission is to write and perform new jazz compositions in the greater WNY area. The group performs open rehearsals at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center every first Monday of the month, where the musicians learn and develop new material for a live audience.
Star People is a band of musicians who performs the repertoire of Miles Davis and his contemporaries. The band explores music ranging from bebop, hard bop, free jazz, fusion, and beyond.