Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Joseph began playing bass at the age of 12. After attending Wayne State College in Detroit, he moved to Florida where he studied with the bassist for the Florida Symphonic Pops and the University of Miami's Dr. Don Wilner.

Joseph later moved to Los Angeles, California.  He studied with Robert Hurst (Diana Krall, Chris Botti) and has spent a number of years making the rounds on L.A.'s Jazz circuit. His influences include Chick Corea, Charles Mingus, Paul Chambers, John McLaughlin,
J.S. Bach, Miles Davis and Ray Brown.

His new release, "Evolving Paths" features Joseph's original compositions and arrangements and blends odd meters, multi-layered harmonies and ostinatos with solid acoustic bass grooves.

"My compositions represent my devotion and respect for the art of music.
Each piece I write is inspired by my life experiences."

With the release of "Evolving Paths," anticipation continues to grow, and Joseph is excited about upcoming opportunities to connect with fellow Jazz fans. "Performance is a vital part of the musician's craft. It allows the artist to truly become one with the art and connect with his audience." explains Joseph.

 He is currently recording another CD of all original music entitled “Random Thoughts.

Joseph Pernicano 
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