thought that she'd be playing a jazz version of "Jingle Bells." By profession she is Principal Harpist for the Reno
Philharmonic, and the Reno Philharmonic Ballet orchestras. But having
discovered what an incredible sound the harp and vibraphone make together
(when she pressed Joe into service as a substitute flute), she began
arranging likely pieces for the combination.
She is a graduate of Indiana University and the San Francisco Conservatory
of music, and has studied with Anne Adams, Marcella DeCray, and
in masterclasses with Catherine Michel.
and bred in New York City, Joe studied classical music at the Manhattan
School and jazz on the road with the Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra. A
professional recording musician and arranger, he was named a Most
Valuable Player by the New York chapter of NARAS.
he lives in the west, where he has begun recording CD's featuring
his jazz arrangements. His jazz trio can be seen in the recent
movie Hard Eight, starring Gwenyth Paltrow.