Born: October 11, 1976 Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic
An active performer in the Austin, TX area Josef can be seen playing with Kat Edmonson, Kris Kimura, Ephraim Owens, and others. Josef is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Jazz Performance Double Bass at the University of Texas at Austin. He also earned a Masters in Music degree from the University of New Orleans, and a Bachelor's of Music from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Josef is currently studying with bassist John Fremgen. Former teachers include Chris Severin, Bill Hunnington, Steve Masakowski, Michael Pellera, Terence Blanchard, Dr. Charles Blanq, Dr. Robert Nash, Dr. Garth Alper and Doug Bickel. Prior to moving to Austin, Tx Josef was and active performer and educator in New Orleans and Lafayette Louisiana performing with a diverse group of musicians that included Wendell Brunius, Ed Peterson, The Other Planets, Doug Bickel, Jeff Albert, Adonis Rose, Donald Harrison, Rebecca Barry, Mem Shannon, Gregory Boyd, One Accord Gospel Singers, The Executive Steel Band, Brice Miller, Denise Marie and others.
Willing to teach:
-MM in Music, BA in Music, DMA in progress. -Adjunct professor of bass at University of Louisiana at Lafayette 2 yrs. -Band/General music teacher in New Orleans and Opelousas Louisiana, 3 years. -Talented Music instructor for Lafayette Parish Schools, 1 year. -Private instruction since 1998