Recording and Touring Artist
Joe Plays the Sk2 and B-3
Joe Bagg studied with the legendary jazz pianist Kenny Barron at
Rutgers University where he obtained his Masters Degree in Music.
After that he spent some time in the Army as a Russian linguist
stationed in Germany, moving back to the states to California where
he has been fixture on the Los Angeles jazz scene. In 1997,
Joe started playing the Hammond B-3 organ, earning several
appearances in downbeat magazine’s Critics and Readers Polls.
Recently, he was featured performing on screen in the Clint
Eastwood movies J. Edgar and Jersey Boys.
Since arriving in Los Angeles, Joe has been sought after by an
impressive range of prominent musicians including the legendary
vibist Bobby Hutcherson, Grammy winning composer Bill Holman,
the legendary drummer Billy Higgins, Grammy nominated guitarist
Anthony Wilson, jazz legend Charles McPherson, trumpeter/vocalist
Jack Sheldon, fusion guitarist Larry Coryell, drummer Alphonse
Mouzon, vocalist Madeleine Peyroux, Grammy nominated
trombonist/arranger Alan Ferber, and many others.
He’s also been fortunate to share the stage with He has taught at a number of
colleges and universities over the years, but currently teaches in the
Bachelor Degree department at Musician’s Institute where he enjoys
teaching classes, private lessons and coaching ensembles. He also
maintains a busy gigging and recording schedule