This show was one for the books! Full of soul, empathy, and passion. Please enjoy this preview video, the opening song of the set:
Originally from Albany, NY, Joe Giordano is a trombonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader based in New York City. He currently studies at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Marshall Gilkes and Marc Cary. Giordano was inspired by his father, Mark, a trombonist and educator in his own right who introduced Giordano to jazz as he first picked up the trombone. As he continued to grow, Giordano became enamored with the sounds of JJ Johnson and Curtis Fuller. His list of heroes and influences has expanded to include literary geniuses such as William Blake, Carl Jung, and Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Since moving to New York City, Giordano has performed with many key voices on the scene, including Frank Lacy, Bobby Sanabria, Stacy Dillard, and Davis Whitfield Jr. He has performed at venues such as Smalls, Dizzy’s, Clement’s Place, Newport Jazz Festival, and with the Jazz Exchange. In addition to being a Vail Jazz Alumnus, Giordano was named a YoungArts Finalist in Jazz in 2018.
Giordano is fortunate to be in collaboration with exciting up-and-coming musicians. He intends to further establish the trombone as an integral part of the scene and deliver a healing message through the lens of creative music.