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Joe Bagg
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. In 2018, Joe recorded and started touring with actor Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, playing the London Jazz Festival, the Trianon in Paris, the Admiralspalast in Berlin and on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
 
Since arriving in Los Angeles, Joe has been sought after by an impressive range of prominent musicians including Bobby Hutcherson, Bill Holman, Billy Higgins, Anthony Wilson, Charles McPherson, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Jack Sheldon, Larry Coryell, Alphonse Mouzon, Madeleine Peyroux, Pete Christlieb, Alan Ferber, Bruce Forman, Larry Koonse, Jon Gordon, Arthur Blythe, Gerry Gibbs, Eric Alexander, Ralph Moore, Brian Lynch and many others. 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.
contact:
homepage: www.joebagg.com
myspace www.myspace.com/joebagg
on tour Click on the logo to see Joe's tour dates.

 

Discography
Adult Themes
Mama MMF1026
recorded June 1999 in Los Angeles, CA/USA
Anthony Wilson, guitar
Carl Saunders, trumpet, flugelhorn
Ira Nepus, trombone
Jeff Clayton, alto sax, clarinet, flute
Pete Christlieb, tenor sax
Jack Nimitz, baritone sax, bass clarinet
Donald Vega, piano
Joe Bagg, organ
Danton Boller, bass
Mark Ferber, drums
Greg Ellis, percussion, tamboura
Our Gang
Groove Note GRV 1008-2
recorded dec 2000 in Hollywood, CA/USA
Anthony Wilson, guitar
Joe Bagg, Hammond B-3 organ
Mark Ferber, drums
Savivity
Groove Note GRV 1030-2
recorded 2005 in Hollywood, CA/USA
Anthony Wilson, guitar
Joe Bagg, organ
Mark Ferber, drums
Organic Flute
Liquid Jazz Records
recorded January 2009 in Hollywood, CA/USA
Sam Most, flute
Joe Bagg, organ
Mark Ferber, drums
Blue Room
Charleston Square Recordings CSR-419
recorded in Valley Village, CA and Whittier, CA/USA
Tony Guerrero, trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn
Robert Kyle, sax, flute
Mark Visher, sax
Doug Webb, sax
Jason Thor, trombone
Willie Murillo, trumpet
Jamie Findlay, guitar
Joe Bagg, Hammond B-3 organ
Frank Giebels, piano
Llew Matthews, piano
David Enos, bass
Matt Johnson, drums
Organ Trio
Jazz Collective Records

Joe Bagg, organ
Jon Gordon, alto sax
Mark Ferber, drums
The Hammond Trio
Dot Time Records

Simone Gubbiotti, guitar
Joe Bagg, Hammond B-3 organ
Joe La Barbera, drums

 
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