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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.
homepage: www.joebagg.com
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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 December 2000 in Hollywood, CA/USA
Anthony Wilson, guitar
Joe Bagg, Hammond B-3 organ
Mark Ferber, drums
Eastern View
Origin Records 82437
recorded January 2004
David Sills, sax
Larry Koonse, guitar
Joe Bagg, organ
Tim Pleasant, drums
Groove Note GRV 1030-2
recorded 2005 in Hollywood, CA/USA
Anthony Wilson, guitar
Joe Bagg, organ
Mark Ferber, drums
The Path You Choose
Tritone Records 10052
Dave Goldberg, tenor sax
Duane Allen, guitar
Joe Bagg, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3 organ
Roger Shew, bass
Al Sergel, drums
Old New Borrowed & Blue
Capri Records 74093-2
recorded May 2008
Frank Potenza, guitar, vocals
Holly Hofmann, flute, alto flute
Joe Bagg, organ
Steve Barnes, 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
Reckless Abandon
Embark Music
Denny Seiwell, drums
John Chiodini, guitar
Joe Bagg, organ
Organ Trio
Jazz Collective Records

Joe Bagg, organ
Jon Gordon, alto sax
Mark Ferber, drums
West Coast Cool
Summit Records DCD 615

Cheryl Bentyne, vocals
Mark Winkler, vocals
Bob Sheppard, sax, flute
Anthony Wilson, guitar
Joe Bagg, Hammond B-3 organ
Eli Brueggemann, piano
Rich Eames, piano
Jon Mayer, piano
Kevin Axt, bass
Tim Emmons, bass
George Koller, bass
Mark Ferber, drums
Mark Kelso, drums
Roy McCurdy, drums
Dave Tull, drums
The Hammond Trio
Dot Time Records

Simone Gubbiotti, guitar
Joe Bagg, Hammond B-3 organ
Joe La Barbera, drums
Come Together
Dot Time Records

Dave Askren, guitar
Jeff Benedict, sax
Joe Bagg, organ
Paul Romaine, drums
Whenever You're Ready
DPK Records

Devin Kelly, drums
Gary Solt, guitar
Joe Bagg, Hammond organ
Wobbly Dance Flower
BFM Jazz 302 062 438 1
recorded in North Hollywood, CA/USA
John Daversa, trumpet
Bob Mintzer, tenor sax, bass clarinet
Zane Carney, guitar
Joe Bagg, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
Jerry Watts jr., bass
Gene Coye, drums
The Capitol Studios Sessions
Decca B0029202-02
Jeff Goldblum, piano
Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
James King, sax
Till Brönner, flugelhorn
John Storie, guitar
Joe Bagg, Hammond organ
Alex Frank, bass
Kenny Elliott, drums
Imelda May, vocals
Haley Reinhart, vocals
Sarah Silverman, vocals
I Shouldn't Be Telling You This
Decca B0031206-02
recorded in Los Angeles, CA/USA
Jeff Goldblum, piano
Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
James King, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax
Scott Gilman, tenor sax
Gilbert Castellanos, trumpet
Anna Calvi, guitar
John Storie, guitar
Joe Bagg, organ
Alex Frank, bass
Kenny Elliott, drums
Fiona Apple, vocals
Miley Cyrus, vocals
Sharon van Etten, vocals
Inara George, vocals
Gina Saputo, vocals
Still Rising - The Collection
Blue Note 3866069
Gregory Porter, vocals
Ralph Carmichael, conductor
Hans Ek, conductor
Richard Hein, conductor
Sally Herbert, conductor
Vince Mendoza, conductor
James Morgan, conductor, piano
Everton Nelson, conductor
Joseph Trapanese, conductor
Jason White, conductor
Metropole Orkest Orchestra
Silkroad Ensemble
Tivon Pennicott, soprano sax, tenor sax, flute
Andrew Ross, alto sax, baritone sax
Yosuke Sato, alto sax
James Gardiner-Bateman, tenor sax
Jim Hunt, tenor sax
Marius Neset, tenor sax
Graeme Blevins, baritone sax
Scott Gilman, sax
James King, sax
Mike Davis, horn
Chris Storr, horn, trumpet
Nichol Thompson, horn, trombone
Tom Walsh, horn
Trevor Mires, trombone
Neil Sidwell, trombone
Robert Stringer, trombone
Kafele Bandele, trumpet
Terence Blanchard, trumpet
Keyon Harrold, trumpet
Mike Lovett, trumpet
Percy Pursglove, trumpet
Tom Rees-Roberts, trumpet
Fulvio Sigurta, trumpet
Curtis Taylor, trumpet
Melvin Vines, trumpet
James Allsopp, reeds
Tom Richards, reeds
Howard McGill, clarinet
Darrell Crooks, guitar
Ivor Goldberg, guitar
Buddy Holly, guitar, vocals
Johan Lindström, pedal steel
Troy Miller, guitar, Hammond B-3 organ, piano, synthesizer, bass, drums, percussion
Moby, guitar, synthesizer, bass
John Parricelli, guitar
Dean Parks, guitar
Saul Rubin, guitar
John Storie, guitar
Rob Updegraff, guitar
Joe Bagg, Hammond organ
Kenny Banks, Wurlitzer piano
Shelly Berg, piano
Jon Cohen, piano
Chip Crawford, Fender Rhodes
Jamie Cullum, Farfisa organ, vocals
Robert Elovsson, keyboards
Jeff Goldblum, piano
Jim Hoke, celeste
Larry Klein, keyboards
Pete Kuzma, Hammond B-3 organ
Glenn Patscha, Hammond organ
Ondrej Pivec, Hammond organ, piano
Christian Sands, piano
Ross Stanley, piano
string section
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Dan Berglund, bass
Peter Donovan, bass
Alex Frank, bass
Chris Hill, bass
Aaron James, bass
Jan Kusovsky, bass
Patrick Laurence, bass
Dan Lutz, bass
José Moreira, bass
Jahmal Nichols, bass
Colin Paris, bass
Slamenka Pavel, bass
Steve Pearce, bass
Don Richardson, bass
Reuben Rogers, bass
Frazer Snell, bass
Riaan Vosloo, bass
Tripp Beam, drums
Vinnie Colaiuta, drums
Kenny Elliott, drums
Tim Giles, drums
Emanuel Harrold, drums
Charlie Kenny, drums
Magnus Öström, drums
Ulysses Owens jr., drums
Dave Ratajczak, drums
Steven Vintner, drums
Neal Wilkinson, drums
Alex Acuña, percussion
Pete Korpela, percussion
Nat King Cole, vocals
Phebe Edwards, vocals
Jaz Ellington, vocals
Paloma Faith, vocals
Lisa Fischer, vocals
Ella Fitzgerald, vocals
Renée Fleming, vocals
Jeffrey Foskett, vocals
Ladonna Harley Peters, vocals
Lalah Hathaway, vocals
Sharlene Hector, vocals
Priscilla Jones, vocals
Amythyst Kiah, vocals
Julie London, vocals
Philly Lopez, vocals
Vula Malinga, vocals
Teyana Miller, vocals
Laura Mvula, vocals

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