Joe DeCara

No photos available. Upload them now.

Born: January 22, 1954    Primary Instrument: Guitar

I have been teaching guitar throughout Maryland for over 25 years. I teach full time in my private studio conveniently located in the northern section of Roland Park (at the dividing line of Baltimore County and Baltimore City). In addition to offering private lessons, I have been teaching at Loyola College in Maryland since 2000. Having played the guitar from an early age, I have played various styles such as jazz, rock, contemporary, classical, blues, standards, funk, 50's, 60's, 70's up to the present. I specialize in improvisation, fingerboard theory, repertoire and chord melody. My lifetime dedication to teaching, playing and research has led me to my own tried and proven method to move a student from a beginning level to that of an advanced player in a very short period of time �” regardless of one's age or experience...
read more

The Information you have is incredible! It's more than Berklee!” �” Joe Pass 1979 (Jazz virtuoso, recording artist- Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson)

This CD (Kaleidoscope) encompasses several genres, with inventive all original tunes and nice arrangements played with great elan and flair. Very unique and clever interplay with the two guitars �” and also with the bass and drums. Lively solos all around. They have their own sound. It is highly recognizable as the (2) Joes” �”Dennis Budimir (Jazz/studio guitarist) Los Angeles, California

co-leader, writer, arranger "Kaleidoscope" cd (2006) Personnel: Joe DeCara Sr. (guitar), Joe DeCara Jr. (guitar), Mike Mathias (Bass & Synth), Michael Kanter (Drums) Tracks: Kaleidoscope, Outside Looking In, Sicilian Sunset, Three Thousand Miles to Paradise, Positivity, Crystal Sea, Endless Road, No Need For the Blues, That Certain Feeling, Perfect Day, City Lights, Journey Back in Time.

Disclaimer: All About Jazz is not responsible for the accuracy of the discographical data at the website(s) provided. If a link is no longer valid, please contact Thank you.

Primary Instrument:

baltimore, MD

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Private guitar instruction for 25+ years hours: M-F 8am-10pm, Sat. 9am-1pm rates: $30 @ half hour (recommend 1 hour for intermediate to advanced students) Convenient location in Baltimore (N. Charles Street)

Sorry, no recommendations at this time.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Joe DeCara events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

Submit Take Five Answers. We'll publish your Take Five questions and answers as an article, feature it on the home page and link to it from your musician profile.
Post a formal announcement to the News Center. We'll publish it and syndicate it for you.
No videos available. Add a video now.
comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 7,561 Views: 3,479

Weekly Giveaways

Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp
About | Enter

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley
About | Enter

Tord Gustavsen

Tord Gustavsen
About | Enter

Alfredo Rodriguez

Alfredo Rodriguez
About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how