Due to our rainy forecast, "Noon Tunes" has been postponed. Stay tuned for rain date!
Joe Godfrey is a pianist and educator in southern New England. He holds degrees in Jazz Studies from the University of South Carolina (MM) and Jazz Performance (BM) from the University of Rhode Island. Performance highlights include performing at the Newport Jazz Festival and Falmouth Jazz Festival. Joe performs in many venues in the New England area as a soloist and as a member of a small ensemble. Performance credits include wedding ceremonies, receptions, cocktail hours, restaurants, church services, business events, social events, and private functions.
Joe has taught private lessons, small classes, and coached jazz combos at the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Philharmonic and Music School, and for Friends of the Music Mansion. He currently teaches privately, for the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Music School, and the Rhody Center for World Music and Dance. He plays in the Legacy Band and Show (funk & R&B) and 10:2 (a jazz piano/bass duet with Matt Passeroni). Joe is active as a performer in New England as a pianist equally proficient in jazz, classical, and popular music.
Photo Credit: Eric Johnson
Legacy @ Platforms Dance Club
I am joining Legacy for a Pre-Father's Day show featuring Chops Turner and a tribute to Blue Magic!
Michelle Cruz Trio @ Burnside Park
I will be doing a set with Michelle celebrating Black Music Month as part of Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy’s “Noon Tunes”. This is a free event. Bring a blanket and enjoy some live music!
Feast in the Field @ Mount Hope Farm
Join us for cocktails and dinner at the luxurious Mount Hope Farms! I will be playing solo piano for the evening. Dinner music. Tickets are $125. They can be purchased here-https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feast-in-the-field-at-mount-hope-farm-call-for-availability-almost-sold-out-tickets-45437085546?aff=es2
PVD Fest 2018: Is This Jazz? Feature
I will be joining saxophonist Ben Shaw and many other local jazz musicians in a showcase of original jazz music as a part of PVDFest. This is a free event in Kennedy Plaza downtown. Bring a blanket and enjoy some wonderful music!
Legacy @ Ciara
I will be joining Legacy on a return trip to Ciara. Come out for a night of dancing!
Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Hooding Ceremony
I will be playing music for the RISD graduates!
Solo Piano @ Scandinavian Home
St. Thomas Regional School Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
Solo Piano @ JWU Science and Innovation Center
I am playing for the International Student and Parent reception at Johnson and Wales University. Private Event.
Stuck on what to get mom for Mother's day? Give her the gift of music! I am joining Legacy for a special Mother's Day feature with wonderful music dedicated to mom from the Temptations to Bruno Mars! Tickets are $8.
Solo Piano @ Newport Dinner Cruise
Legacy Band and Show @ Ciara
I am joining Legacy for an unforgettable show at Ciara! James Brown, the Temptations, EWF, among other bands are covered with style and class! No Cover.
Solo Piano @ The Seasons
I am playing a short show for the residents of The Seasons! An exciting mix of Sinatra, jazz, and classical!
Solo Piano @ University Club
Piano Duet w/ Tom White
A little bit different one this time around! I will be joining by good friend Tom White as we play piano duets of your favorite tunes! Great brunch!
Solo Piano @ Kirkbrae
Filling in for Lois for Kirkbrae's Country Club's Valentine's week celebration. Private Event.
Solo Piano @ Scandinavian Assisted Living
Winter Sparkle Event Cocktail Hour
I am playing the cocktail hour for a wonderful fundraiser that supports the Junior League of Rhode Island! Tickets can be purchased at http://www.jlri.org/event/6th-annual-winter-sparkle-event/
Fete Jam Session
I am joining Leland Baker's group for a night of great jazz! Come and sit in playing/listening to music with us!