In addition to his own material, Joe has written songs for Samantha Barks, Lianne Carroll and Claire Martin, and collaborated with many diverse performers, including conductor John Wilson and comedian Alexander Armstrong. He works extensively on radio, having hosted BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night, as well as his own show on JazzFM, and appeared on The Now Show and The Horne Section for Radio 4. He scored a high-profile role in High Society, Kevin Spacey and Maria Friedman’s smash-hit musical at The Old Vic, and has enjoyed several sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, garnering further acclaim and another collection of 5-star reviews on every return.
In the past year, Joe has performed at the Olivier Awards, presented three special Big Band shows at the Lyric Hammersmith and been commissioned to create his very own Celebration of Gene Kelly for the EFG London Jazz Festival. He also went on his first tour of Australia, presented the BBC’s Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award on BBC4, and performed for both Prince Charles at St James’ Palace and Prince Phillip at Windsor Castle.
2017 brings with it exciting plans, including a special performance of Songs on Film at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, more big band shows including a debut at the world famous Snape Proms, a role in a new BBC drama, hosting another episode of Friday Night is Music Night, plus residencies at Ronnie Scotts, Crazy Coqs, and continuing his extensive tour of the UK.
Joe is an ambassador for Children And The Arts and a trustee of The Orpheus Centre.