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Jazz Vibraphonist

Joe Baione is a professional jazz vibraphonist, educator, clinician and producer.  His impressive resume will soon include a new recording produced by the legendary Todd Barkan.  The CD features his sextet of diverse musicians hailing from Tokyo, Puerto Rico, Delaware, Cleveland, DC and NYC who, together, bring an unexpected energy and excitement to all of their performances.  When not touring with his sextet, Baione spends his time as President of Delaware Charitable Music, Inc. producing Jazz, Blues & BBQ in the Park, a festival he co-founded with the mission of bringing live Jazz and Blues music to the young people of his community.  For Baione, that passion for young musicians begins in the classroom where he is known for taking struggling beginner band programs to a size and ability never before achieved.  The youngest of three musical sons from musical parents, Baione entered the University of Maryland on a jazz scholarship in 1989.  He had a vision to teach future musicians while developing his own performance career in jazz and he graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and a Minor in Jazz Performance.  In 2003 Baione established a friendship with jazz legend Benny Golson who spent several years working with Baione's jazz program at school and mentoring him in the process of becoming a professional jazz musician.  By day, Baione is an energetic and highly creative band teacher and by night he continues that high energy, passion and creativity in his jazz performances.

Baione's performance resume continues to grow.  He has performed at the prestigious Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival in Montego Bay, the Temecula Valley Jazz Festival, The Cape May Jazz Festival, The Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz Festival, and The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival.  Performance venues include: The Jazz Bakery, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in NYC's Lincoln Center, The Kimmel Center and Zanzibar Blue in Philadelphia, and Sydney's Blues and Jazz Restaurant.  In the past two years Baione has opened for Michael Bolton, Monty Alexander, and Joey DeFrancesco.  In April he will open for the legendary Dave Brubeck.  Baione has won several awards including "Teacher of the Year" in 2003, "Emerging Jazz Artist" in 2005 by Philadelphia Weekly and "Rising Star of Tomorrow" by Jazz at Lincoln Center.  Joe Baione has also signed on to endorse Jupiter Musical Instruments(Ross Vibes)(2006)

Artist Bio

Artist Bio

Joe Baione is a professional jazz vibraphonist, educator, clinician and now producer.  Baione's impressive resume in his rising career continues as he is fresh off his incredible new record produced by the legendary Todd Barkan.

 

The youngest of three musical sons from musical parents, Baione is destined for greatness.  Joe Baione entered the University of Maryland on a jazz scholarship in 1989.  He had a vision to teach future musicians while developing his own performance career in jazz and he graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and a Minor in Jazz Performance.

 

By day, Baione is an energetic and highly creative band teacher who has taken struggling beginner band programs to a size and ability never expected.  By night he continues that high energy, passion and creativity in his jazz performances.

 

In 2003 Baione established a friendship with jazz legend Benny Golson.  Golson spent several years working with Baione's jazz program at school and also mentoring him in how to become a professional jazz musician.  He shared his wisdom and taught Baione the steps it takes to continue to grow and develop in the jazz industry.

 

Baione's performance resume continues to grow.  He has performed at the prestigious Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival in Montego Bay, Temecula Valley Jazz Festival and has performed at such festivals as The Cape May Jazz Festival, The Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz Festival, and The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival.  Performance venues include, The Jazz Bakery, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in NYC's Lincoln Center, The Kimmel Center and Zanzibar Blue in Philadelphia and Sydney's Blues and Jazz Restaurant, just to name a few.  In the past two years Baione has opened for Michael Bolton, Monty Alexander, Joey DeFrancesco and in April Joe will open for the legendary Dave Brubeck.

 

He also recorded his debut CD under MF Productions in NYC featuring his sextet and his original works "Superhero", "Hot Mama" and "Remembering Reland." Baione will be recording his 2nd CD in Oct. 2007 produced by the legendary Todd Barkan.

 

Baione has won several awards including "Teacher of the Year" in 2003, "Emerging Jazz Artist" in 2005 by Philadelphia Weekly and "Rising Star of Tomorrow" by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

 

Baione's Sextet is made up of a variety of personalities, cities and  unique cultures of musicians ranging from Tokyo, Puerto Rico , Delaware, Cleveland, DC and NYC.  This group puts a masterful show together with energy beyond belief.

 

Baione has now added Producer to his list of accomplishments, having been asked to be co-producer/artistic director of The 1st Central DE Jazz and Blues Festival.  He has also been named President of Delaware Charitable Music, Inc.

 

Joe Baione has also signed on to endorse Jupiter Musical Instruments(Ross Vibes)(2006)

 

The future looks very bright for this growing jazz vibraphonist and soon we will be hearing his name across venues and festivals nationally and internationally.