About:


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Joe is an M.A. Composition and BMus (Hons) graduate from City University London and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, specialising in jazz guitar and electroacoustic music. Joe performs professionally in many styles, ensembles, solo performances and pit bands for musical theatre; most notably, BBC Radio, Ronnie Scott’s, The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Stadium, Milton Court (Barbican), The Royal Academy of Art, The Spice of Life, Torino Jazz Club, Bologna Jazz Club and Shoreditch Town Hall. He is currently performing with ‘Coco ‘n’ the Fellas’, ‘The Jorge Bravo Trio’ and ‘Benoit Viellefon & his Orchestra’ amongst many other London based jazz ensembles.

He has composed for internationally acclaimed feature films, (Fault 2015) and worked extensively as a studio technician for Brains and Hunch – Music For Moving Image, London. Joe has published academic writing on the subject of Django Reinhardt and Jazz Manouche on the prestigious ‘Djangobooks’. Joe was previously employed by Rose Morris in Denmark Street as a Senior Manager and Vintage Guitar Boutique as a Guitar Salesman.  Joe has taught composition/guitar at Barrow Hill Junior School and the Royal Borough of Greenwich Music Hub.

Joe has spent many years under the tutelage of Stuart Hall, Barak Schmool, Dave Warren, Jonny Hepbir, Ian Pace and performed for the Lord Mayor of London and HRH Princess Anne.

Live Performance feedback:

“Played with real verve… and with determined virtuosity.”- Dr Ian Pace.

“Demonstrated considerable variety of invention and displayed a healthy range of technical accomplishment.”- Dr Alexander Lingas.

“Fantastic drama, great storytelling… extremely assured performance that displayed a deep knowledge of, and clear love for, the music.” – Carlos Lopez-Real.

“Very good interpretation” – Elios Ferrè

“One of the most swinging player I’ve ever met!!!” – Daniele Ciuffreda

Please Contact Joe for details on booking for performances/teaching/workshops and more:

07901711126

joseph.perkins.1@city.ac.uk

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Royal Academy of Art - Jazz Quartet