Joe attended Colorado Mesa State and North Texas State University where he majored in jazz studies and flute performance later graduating from Metropolitan State University of Denver with degrees in Flute Performance and Music Education. He obtained his Masters degree at the University of Colorado in Music Education and Saxophone.
Joe continues to lead groups and produce jazz concerts in the Denver area primarily at the jazz venue Dazzle.
During his music education career these past 30 years Joe has worked with hundreds of students developing the “Music Beyond Borders” and Has taught in the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts. Joe has also worked as adjunct professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver and has done jazz clinics for both students and educators at numerous conventions and colleges.