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Joe Muccioli is an internationally known conductor, orchestrator, musicologist and producer. Muccioli is co-founder and artistic director of the Jazz Arts Project, Inc. and its flagship ensemble the Red Bank Jazz Orchestra, an all star line up of the finest jazz musicians in the NY/NJ metropolitan area. He is also conductor and music director for Actor/Entertainer Joe Piscopo, with performances in Atlantic City as well as touring the US and Abroad. Muccioli has presented many heralded performances bridging the gulf between European influenced concert music, symphonic presentations and classic jazz rooted in the American tradition. He has conducted major symphonies and jazz orchestras throughout the world, including the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, the BBC Big Band, the Wuppertal Symphony (Germany), the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in the UK; and has been featured on TV and radio broadcasts including NPR, the BBC in the UK, SVT in Sweden and all over northern Europe, and the WDR in Germany and the Adelaide Symphony in Australia.

He is perhaps best known for his thorough and accurate reconstructions of major works from the classic jazz repertoire, including the entire series of Gil Evans/Miles Davis collaborations, Miles Ahead, Porgy & Bess, Sketches of Spain, and Birth of the Cool, all of which have been praised and performed throughout the world. It was this effort that first allowed these masterworks from the jazz repertoire to be performed for the first time in over 40 years since the initial recordings.

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The Red Bank Jazz Orchestra, led by musical director Joe Muccioli, was primed to impress and never let the audience down. - Dw. Dunphy, Little Silver-Oceanport Patch

“In a concert in Birmingham's Symphony Hall ... (conductor) Joe Muccioli, took a mezmorized audience through the Miles Davis classic album “Sketches of Spain”. It was a true honor for JazzMouse to be involved with this production for BBC Radio 2. -

Randy Brecker in front of the Burlington Discover Jazz Orchestra, capably conducted by Joe Muccioli...was the highlight of the evening. Muccioli provided just the right blend of music history and solo acknowledgment as the musicians worked through selections of “Porgy & Bess” as well as a complete reading of “Sketches of Spain.” - Paul Kaza, Burlington Free Press, Burlington Vt.

…on this CD, showcased by consistently original arrangements by Joe Muccioli, and a septet of fine musicians including veteran guitarist James Chirillo and a special guest Warren Vache’ on Cornet… Although much of the musical territory on All About Love is well trod in the jazz idiom, Muccioli has an uncanny knack of finding new ways to crack old chestnuts… - CD REVIEW: Tony Motolla, Jersey Jazz Editor

“Guest Conductor Joe Muccioli with the Bohuslän Big Band, not only successfully presented Evans moving style, but in an impeccable way.” - Lennart Blomberg, Göteborgs-Posten (Sweden)

“Joe Muccioli’s reconstruction reveals facets of the adaption (of Porgy & Bess) that aren’t entirely clear on the legendary Columbia recording.” - Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

New Yorker Joe Muccioli was making his debut with the BBC Big Band

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