Joe's Background

Joe is a member of a number of music libraries.  And has placements in the daytime soap opera "The Young and The Restless".

Joe started performing live, while at Ohio University. During that period the young guitarist began to develop his signature Santanaish solo style and some funky rhythm chops. In more recent years he exhibited those skills on the bandstand, as a former founding member of the contemporary jazz group The Urban Jazz Coalition. UJC has had a number of songs to chart in the Smooth Jazz genre.

Joe says "getting to meet and perform in events with great bands and artists such as Spyro Gyra, Al Jarreau, George Benson, The Rippingtons, Nick Colionne, Larry Carlton and others has been a great inspiration.  Those great players make you go home and practice!"

"Now I totally enjoy writing music intended to romance the mood and emotion of other people's projects. It causes me to think beyond how I might normally approach creating a music track."  Joe still plays live acoustic guitar sets with friends at various places.

Joe plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass, banjo, mandolin and keyboards. He records with Pro Tools, Waves and other plug In bundles and various sound libraries.  Joe is a member of ASCAP.