Born: May 17, 1980 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Jazz saxophonist Joe Sucato has performed and worked with numerous musicians in and around New York City. Joe was exposed to music at an early age through his family and later his first teacher Dave Schiavone, a world- renowned saxophonist based in western New York. With the help of many great musicians Joe continued to develop his musical approach and sharpen his skills on the saxophone. In 2000 he began studying jazz at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music where he completed his degree in 2003. There he had the privilege of studying with saxophonist Javon Jackson who introduced him to the greats: Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, etc. and encouraged Joe to develop a unique sound through these influences. In addition to maintaining a consistent performing schedule, Joe has a teaching studio of about 15 private students and has done performance clinics in and around New York.