Joe Godfrey is a pianist and educator in southern New England. He holds degrees in Jazz Studies (MM) from the University of South Carolina and Jazz Performance (BM) from the University of Rhode Island. Performance highlights include performing at the Newport Jazz Festival, East Providence HeritageFest, and PVDFest. Joe performs in many venues in the New England area as a soloist and as a member of a small ensemble. Performance examples include business/social functions, wedding ceremonies and cocktails, restaurants, and church services.
Joe currently teaches piano for the RI Philharmonic and Music School, the Rhody Center, and privately. He has taught summer camps, private lessons, small classes, and coached jazz combos at the University of Rhode Island and for Friends of the Music Mansion. While passionate about jazz music, Joe was classically trained from the age of 14 and maintains a classical repertoire. He is comfortable in a range of genres, including rock, R&B, jazz, pop, and classical.