Joe comes from a musical family with roots in the Twin Cities. He graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota with a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance. He also studied jazz at what is now University of North Texas, working with great teachers such as Mike Steinel.
Settling back into the Twin Cities, Joe furthered his experience in teaching, performing and arranging. He has played in various bands such as the R-Factor, Power of Ten, and is currently with a variety band called Popluxe. He has done two recordings of his own piano material and has put together various concerts.
Joe has been involved with several other recording projects including projects with artists, ranging from Gospel singer Robert Robinson to the KC Gospel Orchestra, and music and sound effects for various video projects, including a series for toddlers called Baby Babble.
Joe is currently on staff at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Minneapolis where he plays keyboards, arranges music and more. To top it off, he’s also sung in barbershop quartets, including a father/son quartet called Relative Pitch.