Joseph Patrick Moore

Joseph Patrick Moore

Instrument: Bass | Location: Las Vegas

Updated: May 2, 2021

Born: October 1, 1969

For over two decades Joseph Patrick Moore has been touring, recording, and establishing himself as an artist with a unique voice and a diversity of talents. His skills as bassist; composer; arranger; producer; author; educator and founding partner of both Blue Canoe Digital and Blue Canoe Records illustrate why he is a highly sought after musician. Moore's music and creative vision echo the spirits of Quincy Jones; Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis to name a few.

Joseph Patrick Moore was born in Knoxville, Tn., on October 1, 1969. He was first introduced to music by his parents and sisters, who encouraged him to study music through the public school's band program. At the age of seven Moore began his musical studies on alto saxophone. His band director, Chet Hedgecoth, was an early mentor giving young Joseph words of wisdom, practice tips, and encouragement throughout his school years. Upon entering high school, Joseph began playing drums in marching band while continuing his saxophone studies. In his sophomore year he picked up an electric bass and was immediately transfixed by the rumble and thunder of the instrument. Soon thereafter the saxophone and drums took the back seat against his passion for the bass. The need and thirst for instruction led the emerging bassist to Rusty Holloway, an alumnus of Woody Herman and instructor at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Holloway influenced Joseph to further his musical studies at the college level. Securing a full academic scholarship, Moore entered UTK with a concentration on electric and double bass, majoring in classical studies and jazz performance. Under the tutelage of Rusty Holloway; Donald Brown; Jerry Coker, and the rest of the talented UTK music staff, Joseph remained there until 1991.

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”Joseph Patrick Moore is a virtuosic bassist whose music stretches beyond simple categories.” - Scott Yanow (jazz journalist/historian and author of 11 books).
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Las Vegas

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Beginner to advanced



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The Tempest 2.0

From: Y = f (X)
By Joseph Patrick Moore

Simply Smooth

From: Simply Smooth
By Joseph Patrick Moore

Iraqi Peace Song

From: Nevada Sun
By Joseph Patrick Moore

Quest (featuring Yonrico Scott and Nick Rosen)

From: Decade II 2006-2015
By Joseph Patrick Moore

Joseph Patrick Moore Albums