Drummer - Percussionist - Educator - Composer

Events

Nov. 8 - 8PM

Joe Giardullo Trio featuring Joe Giardullo, Adam Lane, Harvey Sorgen

Quinns-Beacon, NY

Nov. 8 - 8PM
Beacon
NY
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November 12, 2021

Joe Fonda Quartet featuring Jeff Lederer, Robert Rabinowitz, Joe Fonda, Harvey Sorgen

Dance Hall Kittery

November 12, 2021
Kittery
ME
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November 13, 2021

Joe Fonda Quartet featuring Jeff Lederer, Robert Rabinowitz, Joe Fonda, Harvey Sorgen

Woodfords Congregational Church - Dimensions in Jazz

November 13, 2021
Portland
ME
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November 14, 2021

Joe Fonda Quartet featuring Jeff Lederer, Robert Rabinowitz, Joe Fonda, Harvey Sorgen

Bop Shop Records

November 14, 2021
Rochester
NY
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November 15, 2021

Joe Fonda Quartet featuring Jeff Lederer, Robert Rabinowitz, Joe Fonda, Harvey Sorgen

City of Asylum

November 15, 2021
Pittsburgh
PA
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November 16, 2021

Joe Fonda Quartet featuring Jeff Lederer, Robert Rabinowitz, Joe Fonda, Harvey Sorgen

James Madison University School of Music

November 16, 2021
Harrisonburg
VA
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November 17, 2021

Joe Fonda Quartet featuring Jeff Lederer, Robert Rabinowitz, Joe Fonda, Harvey Sorgen

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church

November 17, 2021
Charlottesville
VA
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Upcoming Tour

Joe Fonda Quartet

November 12 - 17 2021

Featuring

  • Jeff Lederer
  • Michael Rabinowitz
  • Joe Fonda
  • Harvey Sorgen

Performances

Joe Fonda is a composer, bassist, recording artist, interdisciplinary performer, producer and educator.

An accomplished international Jazz artist, Fonda has performed with his own ensembles throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. He has collaborated and performed with such artists as Anthony Braxton, Archie Shepp, Ken McIntyre, Lou Donaldson, Bill and Kenny Barron, Leo Smith, Perry Robinson, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, Bill Dixon, Han Bennink, Bobby Naughton, Xu Fengia, Randy Weston, Gebhard Ullmann, Carla Bley, Carlo Zingaro, Barry Altschul, Billy Bang.

Fonda was the bassist with the renowned Anthony Braxton sextet, octet, tentet, from 1984 through 1999. Fonda also sat on the Board of Directors from 1994 to 1999, and was the President from 1997 to 1999 of the newly formed Tri-Centric Foundation. He has also performed with the 38-piece Tri-Centric orchestra under the direction of Anthony Braxton, and was the bassist for the premiere performance of Anthony Braxton’s opera, Shalla Fears for the Poor, performed at the John Jay Theater in New York, New York, October 1996.

As a composer, Fonda has been the recipient of numerous grants and commissions From Meet the Composer New York and the New England Foundation on the Arts. He has released twelve recordings under his own name. (Reviews and recordings available). Fonda was also a member of The Creative Musicians Improvisors Forum directed by Leo Smith, and was the bassist with the American Tap Dance Orchestra in New York City, directed by world renowned tap dancer, Brenda Bufalino.

In 1989, Fonda performed with Fred Ho’s Jazz and Peking opera in its world premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. From 1982 to 1986 Fonda was the bassist and dancer with the Sonomama Dance Company. An independent producer since 1978, Fonda is the founding director of Kaleidoscope Arts an interdisciplinary performance ensemble and is the producer and musicial director for the Connecticut Composers and improvisors Festival from 2001 to 2011.

Currently Fonda has been recording and touring extensively with the Fonda-Stevens Group, Conference Call, The Fab Trio, The Nu Band and Bottoms Out , with performances at the Bim huis in Amsterdam, Holland,  Prague Jazz Festival, Czech Republic, Jazz Halo Festival, Belgium, Jazz Festival Thurinsen, Weimer, Germany, Berlin Jazz Festival Berlin Germany , Jazz Im Agusto Festival Lisbon Portugal, Natt Jazz Festival Bergen Norway, The Vision Festival New York, New York, Jazz and More Festival Sibiu Romania, Bakau Jazz Festival, Azerbijan, Tondela Jazz Festival Tondala Portugal, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Vancouver Canada, Guelph Jazz Festival, Guelph Canada .

Two of Fonda’s most recent projects are From the Source, The Off Road Quartet.

From the Source is a group that incorporates the tap dancing and poetry of Brenda Bufalino and the healing arts of Vicki Dodd, and four jazz musicians. The group has released their first CD entitled, Joe Fonda and From the Source, on Konnex Records.

The Off Road Quartet is comprised of four musicians from four different countries. Ux Fengia from Beijing China , Carlos Zingaro from Lisbon Portugal , Lucas Niggle from Zurich Switzerland and Joe Fonda New York USA. The Off Road Quartet blends the music from all four of these musicians cultures into a unique musical and visual experience.

Kittery

Dance Hall Kittery

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November 12, 2021
ME

Portland

Woodfords Congregational Church - Dimensions in Jazz

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November 13, 2021
ME

Rochester

Bop Shop Records

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November 14, 2021
NY

Pittsburgh

City of Asylum

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November 15, 2021
PA

Harrisonburg

James Madison University School of Music

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November 16, 2021
VA