Bio

Joe has had the pleasure to perform alongside artists such as Rod Stewart, Matthew Morrison, Susan Egan, Barbara Morrison Abe Laboriel, Tom Kubis, Bob Mintzer, Gary Smulyan, Clay Jenkins, and Michael Davis.  He has also played with bands such as the Tom Kubis big band, Claire Fischer Big Band, Bill Holman Big Band, Don Kubec Big Band, Teryn Re Big Band, Emeralde, and the Los Angeles Mambo All-Star Orchestra.

As a freelance musician, Joe performs in a wide variety of genres. He currently performs in Swing bands such as the Crooked Owls and Solo Flight Swing. He also performs in some of the best entertainment companies such as Downbeat LA, Wayne Foster Entertainment, and Night Owl Productions. He also performs in several pit orchestras for Broadway musicals as he has played for shows such as Cinderella, West Side Story, Footloose, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Grease just to name a few. Much of these shows have been performed in well-known theaters in Southern California such as the Lewis Playhouse, the California Theater, and the Pasadena Playhouse.

He also has recorded for a wide variety of artists and composers for different albums, documentaries, commercials, and independent films.  He has recorded on scores for independent films such as Going South and Ruta Madre.  He has also recorded music for commercials for Princess Cruises and the Black Tux.  He has also recorded for several albums for different artists all over the world such as Roberto Tola of Italy, Damasdi of Sweden, and Nino Crudo from the UK, just to name a few.

Joe is a member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra playing 2nd Alto Saxophone.  In the summer of 2014, Joe embarked on an 11-week tour in Australia with the Orchestra followed by another 7 week Australia tour in 2015. While on tour, they regularly perform at some of the best concert halls and venues selling out shows for up to thousands of people.  He will be embarking on yet another tour in the fall of 2017 to Australia and Hawaii as the lead saxophonist.

Joe is a graduate of OCSA (Orange County School of the Arts) where he studied saxophone under Jeff Clayton and James Barrera. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree and Masters of Music Degree from APU (Azusa Pacific University) where he studied Saxophone with Rusty Higgins, Clarinet with Gary Bovyer, Flute with Gary Woodward, and composition with Tom Hynes.