Began trumpet at the age of 8
First Trumpet and First Chair in Connecticut’s All-State Orchestra and Jazz Band
Studied Hartford Conservatory of Music under First Trumpet/First Chair of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
Performed at Hartford Bushnell under conductor Moshe Paranov, co-founder of the Hartt School of Music.
Then Hartt School
Then on the road
Won Intra-state college talent contest piano competition.
Played Bruce Springsteen’s famed Stone Pony.
Various high-end fundraising performances
Earned Connecticut Cable Laurel Television Award for "Outstanding Music. The award was presented by Skitch Henderson, former bandleader of the Tonight Show.
Won award for composition of music for Connecticut's Public Television and Connecticut Commission on the Arts award-winning movie Second Chances
Then Off Broadway
Operates a new studio, marking his time creating and recording new songs and re-recording older songs he has been longing to recreate. Joe resides with his wife of 33 years in quaint New England and has two beautiful grown-up children. He spends his professional time as an IT consultant keeping free time available for family and music.