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Joe Farnsworth

dr, *1968 US, Holyoke, Massachusetts
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Joseph Allen Farnsworth

Joseph Allen "Joe" Farnsworth (born February 21, 1968, Holyoke, Massachusetts) is an American jazz drummer.Farnsworth was one of five sons born to trumpeter and bandleader Roger Farnsworth; one of the brothers played saxophone in Ray Charles's band. He attended High School in Jakarta International School in Jakarta, Indonesia. He studied at William Paterson College, studying under Harold Mabern and Arthur Taylor and receiving his BMus in 1990. Following this he played with Junior Cook (1991), Jon Hendricks (1991), Jon Faddis (1992), George Coleman, Cecil Payne (1993 and subsequently), Annie Ross, and Benny Green (1995). He has played in the group One for All since 1995 with David Hazeltine and Jim Rotondi, and worked with Benny Golson, Steve Davis, and Eric Alexander in the second half of

  • Drums
  • Tenor sax
  • Jazz
  • Pop
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I'll Only Miss Her on Close To You by David Hazeltine, Peter Washington & Joe Farnsworth
You Don't Know What Love Is on Close To You by David Hazeltine, Peter Washington & Joe Farnsworth
Moonlight in Vermont on City of Sounds by Joe Farnsworth
Ojos Cariñosos on City of Sounds by Joe Farnsworth
Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise on City of Sounds by Joe Farnsworth
Darn That Dream on Time to Swing by Joe Farnsworth
Old Folks on Perambulation by David Hazeltine, Peter Washington & Joe Farnsworth
Minor Adjustment on Close To You by David Hazeltine, Peter Washington & Joe Farnsworth
In Walked Bud on Trio: Here And There by Various Artists
The Surrey with the Fringe on Top on City of Sounds by Joe Farnsworth

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Blue CanvasBrandi Disterheft With Harold Mabern & Joe Farnsworth2016Album
Super Prime TimeJoe Farnsworth Featuring Eric Alexander, Harold Mabern, Nat Reeves2012Album
Live At SmallsJim Rotondi Quintet : Jim Rotondi, Eric Alexander, David Hazeltine, John Webber, Joe Farnsworth2010Album
DrumspeakJoe Farnsworth2006Album
Gentle BalladsEric Alexander With Mike LeDonne, John Webber, Joe Farnsworth2005Album
It's Prime TimeJoe Farnsworth2003Album
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