|Joe is a native of Columbia and now resides in Irmo, SC. Joe is the
bands Trumpet player, vocalist, and Alto Sax player.
Early on, Joe realized his life calling was music. He played lead
trumpet with the Gene Dykes Orchestra and the Highway One Big
Band at the age of 16 while still in high school. After graduating high
school, Joe was offered a gig and played saxophone, trumpet, and
trombone with a famous beach-variety band, while studying music
performance at the University of South Carolina.
After life on the road with the beach band and the good times at USC,
Joe joined forces with The Soundsation's variety band where he led
the horn section and was also a featured vocalist. Joe was also a
featured vocalist and trumpet player for several other notable bands
over the years including The Highway One Big Band, Mutual Fun, and
The Diamond Band, The Palmetto Concert Band, and more!
Joe has shared the stage with many artists and groups over the
years including Clark Terry, Roger Pemberton, Chris Potter, Wycliff
Gordon, Hermans Hermits, The Temptations, The Drifters, Lauren
Meccia, Mike Frost, The Embers, and more.
Joe performs with his band "Capital Jazz" and is also the lead
trumpet player with the Capital City Big Band in Columbia. Joe also
performs with The Carolina Wind Symphony and at various churches
in the region .
Recently, Joe decided to return back to college to earn his degree in
music education. Joe is proud to be an Alumni of USC Aiken!
Joe is a proud father of 3 (Jordan 16, Alexis 14, and Samantha 5) and
is happily married to his wife and best friend, Michelle.
Joe is a founding member of The Coastal Breeze Party Band and he
also handles all the gig details to keep the band rocking and the
dance floor full!
Band Leader, Emcee,
And an occasional
|Caricatures by AJ Jensen and the Toon Headz