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Joe Block


Pianist, composer, bandleader, and educator Joe Block is a dynamic rising talent in the jazz world. A proud Philadelphia native, Joe has had the opportunity to work and play with Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Rosenwinkel., Leslie Odom Jr., Chris Potter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Victor Lewis, Eric Harland, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and The Captain Black Big Band. His musical versatility allows him to perform and record all over the New York and Philadelphia jazz scenes, both as a sideman and as a bandleader with his trio or quintet. Hailed by Jazz at Lincoln Center as one of "jazz's most promising young composers'', Joe has been commissioned to write or arrange music for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia. He appears on the 2020 Grammy-nominated record "The Intangible Between" by Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band. Joe currently lives in Manhattan and is a graduate of both Columbia University (BA '21) and the Juilliard School (MM '22). 

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