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Joe is a versatile artist with a love for people and music. He's a performer, teaching artist, and composer, immersed in rock, pop, punk, alternative, Americana, American roots, hip hop, and jazz styles.


Joe plays drums for The Jonah Ross BandThe Jacob Vanko Band, and in his jazz band The Hamm Hawks.

MTV Woodie Award
Chasing Arrows Band
2008 Nomination

Jazz for Justice 
2016 Featured Performer

VEER LMAs EP of the Year
Jonah Ross "These Days"
2023 Nomination

Coastal Virginia Business Magazine
Millennial on the Move

2021 Recognition & Interview

Playing for Their Lives:
The Global El Sistema Movement
for Social Change Through Music
by Eric Booth and Tricia Tunstall

2016 Reference & Feature

El Sistema USA
National Music Education Nonprofit Organization
Extraordinary Se
rvice Award
2021 Recipient


Hampton Roads Virginia Regional Music Nonprofit
2019 Service Award

CNU Department of Music Theater and Dance 

Professor as Artist in Residence
2022-2023 Academic Year

Independently Managed


PO Box 6001
Norfolk, VA 23508-0001

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