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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Albums

Just Listen
Just Listen
Relative Pitch Records
2013
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Dinosaur Dances
New World Records
2010
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Venice, Dal Vivo
New World Records
2010
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Beyond
New World Records
2001
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We'll Soon Find Out
We'll Soon Find Out
Songlines Recordings
2000
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Killer Joey
New World Records
2000
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