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Joe Fonda

Joe Fonda is a composer, bassist, recording artist, interdisciplinary performer, and producer.

An accomplished international Jazz artist, Fonda has performed with his own ensembles throughout the United States and Europe, and as a side man with Archie Shepp, Ken McIntyre, Lou Donaldson, Bill and Kenny Barron, Leo Smith, Perry Robinson, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, Mark Whitecage, Marion Brown, and Bill Dixon.

Fonda was the bassist with the renowned Anthony Braxton sextet, octet, tentet, from 1984 through 1999. Fonda also sat on the Board of Directors from 1994 to 1999, and was the President from 1997 to 1999 of the newly formed Tri-Centric Foundation. He has also performed with the 38-piece Tri-Centric orchestra under the direction of Anthony Braxton, and was the bassist for the premiere performance of Anthony Braxton’s opera, “Shalla Fears for the Poor,” performed at the John Jay Theater in New York, New York, October 1996.

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Albums

Trio 3D
Trio 3D
Konnex Records
2013
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Lower East Side Blues
Lower East Side Blues
Porter Records
2009
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A Drop Of Water
A Drop Of Water
Konnex Records
2008
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Live At The Iron Works, Vancouver
Live At The Iron...
Konnex Records
2006
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Forever Real
Forever Real
482 Music
2005
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FAB: Transforming the Space
FAB: Transforming the...
CIMP Records
2004
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