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Joe Hopkins- Clarinet
Joe has been playing jazz clarinet since the 9th grade .  He played with many groups in the Fort Worth , Dallas area where he grew up.  He had his own jazz band while at Reed College in Portland. He joined IBM in 1962 and retired in 1993. He continued to play while employed by IBM. He worked with the Churchill Street Jazz Band in Northern California for ten years (1980's) and played most of the Jazz Festivals on the west coast. After moving to Arizona in 1990 he immediately began to play jazz in the Phoenix area. He was a member of the Desert City Six for 13 years. In the last 10 years he has also played with the Off the Wall Over the Hill Gang, Dr. Sasparilla and his Red Hot Jazz Band, Cat's n' Jammers, Cell Block Seven from Lodi, California and the BoonDockers from Northern California. He currently leads three bands of his own: The Joe Hopkins Quartet  and the 52nd Street Jazz Band which plays Chicago/New York Style Jazz ala Eddie Condon groups. In addition Joe leads the Moldy Fig Jazz Band which plays authentic New Orleans style Dixieland.  Joe is currently Director on the board of the American Federation of Jazz Societies and a member of the American Federation of Musicians, local 586 in addition to being the Vice-President and musical director of the AZ Classic Jazz Society

(480) 396-6798  Cell Phone: 602-810-5888   Email: jazzclarinet@cox.net  

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Joe Hopkins - New Year's Eve 12/31/2011

52nd Street Jazz Band New Year's Eve 12/31/2011

52nd Street Jazz Band New Year's Eve 12/31/2011

52nd Street Jazz Band New Year's Eve 12/31/2011

52nd Street Jazz Band New Year's Eve 12/31/2011

52nd Street Jazz Band New Year's Eve 12/31/2011

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Joe Hopkins at The Arizona Classic Jazz festival, being presented with the "Gentleman of Jazz" Award by The Mayor of Chandler.

Jimmy Haislip, Kevin Krull, Joe Hopkins and Howard Miyata. Taken at the 2006 AZCJ festival in Chandler.

Caesar Robb

Danny Shannon, bass guitar

Gary Church at the piano

Danny and Joe

Joe, Bob Draga, Jack May

Jack May, Joe, Kevin Krull

Mardi Gras Jazz Band at Chex Monieux

Second Line

Mardi Gras Jazz Band at Chez Monieux

52nd Street at 2009 AZ Classic Jazz Festival

52nd Street at 2009 AZ Classic Kazz Festival

Cheryl singing at AZ Classic jazz Festival 2009

Cheryl singing at AZ Classic jazz Festival 2009

Cheryl singing at AZ Classic jazz Festival 2009

Joe Hopkins and Clint Baker at the ACJS Jazz Party

Joe With the Desrt City 6

Joe with The Desert City 6

Hot Summer Night

 

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