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Joe Kaplowitz
Joe 'Kap' Kaplowitz is a versatile jazz pianist, jazz organist and composer who spent most of his youth growing up in the Washington, DC area. He began playing the piano at age 7 and was playing piano and tuba professionally by 15. In his youth, Joe was a devoted student of his parent's record collection and was inspired by the music of Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Charles Mingus and many other great jazz musicians.
In 1995 he completed his degree in music from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH. Joe remained in the northeastern Ohio region for several years, performing regularly with his own trio and as a first call pianist in the area. In 1996 Joe began to play the Hammond B-3 organ. Since 1999, Joe has fronted groups in appearances at the White House and music venues such as Blues Alley, the Knitting Factory, and the House of Blues. From 2002 to 2006 Joe lived and played in New York City. During this period he formed the Joe Kap Organ Trio and performed in many well known venues across the city as well as having a long collaboration with rising jazz trumpet artist Mark Rapp. Other highlights include gigs with bassist Gavin Fallow, guitarists Liberty Ellman and Avi Rothbard, saxophonists Abraham Burton and Wess Anderson and drummers Mark Ferber, Kyle Struve and Kim Thompson.
Since 2006 Joe has been living in southern Europe in the republic of Croatia where he has become a musician and music educator in high demand as well as performing with (inter)national artists such as Tamara Obrovac, Elvis Stanic, Kruno Levacic, Igor Lumpert, and Klemens Marktl.
He currently plays piano, writes and arranges for the Croatian Radio-Television Orchestra, plays tuba at the Simply Brass Quintet, and leads an organ trio Joe Kaplowitz Trio that performed recently with the world renowned french violinist Didier Lockwood.
homepage: joekaplowitz.com
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Street Noise
severn records cd-0024

Joe Kaplowitz, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes
Paul Pieper, guitar
Marty Morrison, drums, percussion
Organic Intelligence
Aquarius Records CD 644-19

Joe Kaplowitz, Hammond organ
Jazz Orkestar Hrvatske Radiotelevizije

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