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Joey Baron

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: June 26, 1955    

Joey Baron


Drummer Joey Baron was born into a Jewish working class family in Richmond, Virginia.

He is largely self-taught by means of watching others play and listening to recordings, radio and television. His early influences ran the gamut from Ed Sullivan show guests, to “The Wild Wild West” television show theme to records by Art Blakey, Ray Charles, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, James Brown, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.

Besides being a member of the Bill Frisell Band for ten years until 1995, he has performed and recorded with an impressive list of musicians - including Carmen McRae, Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Hampton Hawes, Chet Baker, Laurie Anderson, Art Pepper, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, Vinicus Cantuaria, Jay McShann, David Bowie, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Big Joe Turner, Philip Glass, John Abercrombie, Mel Lewis, Pat Martino, Harry Sweets Edison, David Sanborn, Al Jarreau, Jim Hall, Randy Brecker, Marian McPartland, John Scofield, Marc Johnson and The Lounge Lizards....
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  • Just Listen

    Relative Pitch Records
    2013
  • Dinosaur Dances

    New World Records
    2010
  • Venice, Dal Vivo

    New World Records
    2010
  • Beyond

    New World Records
    2001
  • Killer Joey

    New World Records
    2000
  • We'll Soon Find Out

    Songlines Recordings
    2000
  • Down Home

    Intuition
    1998
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