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

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Some Venues where Joe Hopkins has performed:
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
Sacramento jazz Jubilee
Monterey Jazz festival
San Diego Jazz festival
Palm Springs Jazz festival
Colorado jazz festival
AZ Classic Jazz festival
Mazatlan, Mexico
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tucson Jazz Society
TV...Channel 3, 12 and 15 in Phoenix
Chandler Jazz festival
South Bay Jazz club, San Jose, CA
NOJC, Northern California
Chilliwack, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Seattle Jazz Society
Portland Jazz society
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Los Abrigados Resort, Sedona, AZ
Phoenix Convention Center
Scottsdale Community College Perf. Arts Center
Sacred Grounds Coffee House
Scottsdale Athletic Club
Rhythm Room
Kats Korner
Jet Lag
Union Hills Country Club
Phoenix Country Club
Arizona Country Club
San Marcos Resort
New Times Fund Raiser
AZ Swing Network
Mesa Hilton
Mesa Sheraton
Mesa Marriortt
Chances Are
Public Library, Sedona



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