Arts Management

Director of Production & Entertainment

Staten Island Waterfront Festival @ the Ferry

Directed the first September 11th Memorial Tribute at Staten Island's Borough Hall, overlooking New York Harbor.

Designed festival site, coordinated logistics, selected artists and repertoire, and programmed musical segments. Served as media and PR spokesperson.

Artistic Director

Snug Harbor Cultural Center—Staten Island, NY

Served as Snug Harbor’s first Artistic Director. Conceptualized a Summer Festival demonstrating its potential as a viable arts institution, thus positioning Snug Harbor to become eligible for funding from national, state and city arts agencies. Presented prominent artists and organizations such as:

Initiated the idea to this proprietor that there was a large, yet untapped audience for jazz in the Minneapolis area. Formed and led a cutting-edge jazz group with strong rock sensibilities. This changed the Longhorn from a rock club into a major jazz venue, thus creating the opportunity for Joe to book and present prominent jazz artists, such as:

Writer, Producer, Director

At the behest of the Alumni Association of The High School of Performing Arts, Joe wrote and directed "That Place in Time," a play which was performed at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Theatre in New York City.

  • To repeal the Cabaret Law (which limited the number of musicians (3) who could play in cabarets)
  • Regarding Noise Abatement

Arts Advocacy

Asked to testify before the New York City Council on behalf of the Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802:

Marketing & Production

The Longhorn—Minneapolis, MN

Apple Music Negotiation

Lead negotiator for the sale of the domain name for the launch of Apple Computer’s iTunes Music Store.

New York Philharmonic

Metropolitan Opera Company

Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra

Gerry Mulligan & His Orchestra


Maynard Ferguson & His Orchestra

Larry Harlow (Salsa Orchestra)

Il Guilliardi di Piazza

Int'l African-American Ballet Co.

Asia Society Dance

Goethe House Exhibits

New Orleans Swing and Jazz All Stars

The Bill Evans Trio

Sonny Rollins

Eddie Harris Band

Tony Williams Lifetime

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

The Gary Burton Quartet

Earl "Fatha" Hines

The McCoy Tyner Quintet

The Jimmy Smith Trio

Anthony Braxton