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Saxes, guitar, vocals, flute, and clarinet from jazz to funk, and rock. Touring, studio session work, private parties, corporate events, weddings, colleges, bars, sit in gigs and all in between.

Throughout his music career, Joe Cardillo has played over 2,000 shows in 36 states on multiple national tours, has recorded session work on over 20 albums and has recorded and produced local, regional and international touring acts. He has also had over 100 private lesson students and has written, recorded and produced 6 children’s albums.
While attending the College of the Holy Cross, Joe studied saxophone under the infamous Michael Monaghan (Boston Pops Saxophonist) and graduated with a B.A. in Musical Performance and Music Education.It is apparent that Joe is well-versed and knowledgeable in diverse fields of music. He understands that people strive to learn and grow through playing and recording music while maintaining positive experience in the surrounding.  Joe has a upbeat attitude, a hard- work ethic and is naturally a team player.Whether he is doing a solo show, teaching a lesson/class, playing or producing a recording session, or performing with his band, Joe’s overall passion and drive to share music is contagious. He is courteous, fun, reliable, creative and will strive to give you the best product.

Joe creates a unique combination of live loops using percussive beats by thumping his guitar, laying down the chords, and playing bass lines (using the octave guitar pedal).In addition, he sings the melody while often times looping vocal harmonies. Perhaps the most unique aspect of his show is Joe’s ability to open up the songs by picking up any of his four saxophones and playing soulful solos with the loops in the background.Joe’s sound can be described as a melting pot of One Republic, Dave Matthews, Van Morrison, and Jason Mraz topped off with tasteful saxophone solos.

         Throughout his music career, Joe has opened up for acts such as Sister Hazel, Dispatch, Everclear, Eric Martin, The Pat McGee Band and worked with Lakewest Studios producer Jack Gauthier (Dispatch, Pete Francis, Rich Price, Cardinal Direction).Joe has brought a whole new meaning to a “solo” act. In fact, when listening to his CD, numerous people have commented their disbelief in one person being able to produce the array of instruments and vocals without pre-recorded tracks. In order to truly appreciate and understand his style, a fan must see him play live at a show.The interaction and relationship Joe employs with his movement of tapping the various floor pedals to create loops and different sounds, while simultaneously playing his instruments and singing provides the audience with a voluminous sound and a distinctive live show that will make them come back for more.


The Nick – Birmingham

Ice House Tavern – Phoenix
The Rogue Bar – Scottsdale

4th Street Tavern – San Rafael
19 Broadway – Fairfax
94.9 in Studio Radio – San Diego
1st Street Bar and Grill – Encinitas
710 Beach Club – San Diego
14 Below – Santa Monica
Across The Street – San Diego
Adams Ave Street Fair – San Diego
Anthology – San Diego
Art Boutiki – San Jose
Audies Olympic – Fresno
Aztec Brewing – Vista
Azure Seas Harbor Cruise – San Diego
Balboa Park United Nations Complex – San Diego
Bazaar Cafe – San Francisco
Beaumont’s – La Jolla
Becketts – Berkeley
Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach
Bernardo Winery – Rancho Bernardo
Birch Aquarium – San Diego
The Bistro – Hayward
The Blarney Stone – San Diego
Blondie’s Bar No Grill – San Francisco
Boat N Ski Club – San Diego
Bootlegger – San Diego
Borders – Carlsbad
Borders at the Forum – San Diego
Brainwash Café – San Francisco
Brick by Brick – San Diego
Cafe 21 – San Diego
Cal State Fullerton – Fullerton
Calypso Bar & Grill – El Cajon
Canes Bar & Grill – Mission Beach
Carvers – San Diego
Carvin Factory – San Diego
Catamaran Resort – San Diego
The Cat Club – West Hollywood
Channel 1225 – El Cajon
Cityfest – Hillcrest
Cody’s – La Jolla
Coffee Bean – San Diego
Coors Amphitheatre Sidestage – Chula Vista
Convention Center – San Diego
Coronado Community Center – Coronado
Coronado Firehouse Bar & Grill – Coronado
Coronado Island Marriott – Coronado
The Crosby Country Club – Rancho Santa Fe
Dan’s Bar – Walnut Creek
Davina’s Cabo Grill – Oceanside
Del Mar Fairgrounds – Del Mar
Desi N Friends – San Diego
DiPiazza’s – Long Beach
Dream Street – Ocean Beach
Dublins Square – San Diego
El Rio – San Francisco
The Epicentre – San Diego
The E Street Café – Encinitas
Flagship Cruises – San Diego
Fifteens – Anaheim
Florent Restaurant & Lounge – San Diego
Fox Channel 5 – San Diego
Gallagher’s – Ocean Beach
Genghis Cohen – Los Angeles
The Gig – Hollywood
Gingers – San Diego
Good Hurt – West Hollywood
Gordon Biersch – San Diego
Grant & Green – San Francisco
The Griffin – San Diego
Harbor Town – San Diego
Hard Rock Cafe – San Diego
Harley Davidson – Carlsbad
Hennessey’s Tavern – Carlsbad
Hennessey’s Tavern (Gaslamp) – San Diego
Hensley’s – Carlsbad
Hennessey’s Tavern – Pacific Beach
Herringbone – La Jolla
Hilton Hotel – La Jolla
The House of Blues – San Diego
Hornblower Cruises – San Diego
Hotel Utah – San Francisco
Hot Java Café – Encinitas
Humphrey’s – San Diego
Indie Music Fest VI – San Diego
Irelands 32 – Van Nuys
Jolt’ n Joe’s – San Diego
Jose’s Courtroom – La Jolla
JT’s Bar and Grill – San Diego
The Leucadian – Encinitas
Killarney’s – Temecula
Kona Kai Resort – San Diego
KUSI Channel 9 TV – San Diego
La Costa Resport & Spa – Carlsbad
La Jolla Art Institute – La Jolla
The Lava Lounge – Los Angeles
Lestat’s West – San Diego
Lucy’s – San Diego
Luigi’s Fun Garden – Sacramento
Luna’s Café – Sacramento
Maderas Country Club – Ranch Bernardo
Mammoth Ski Resort (Tusk’s Lounge) – Mammoth
Manchester Grand Hyatt – San Diego
Marble Room – San Diego
Marina Kitchen – San Diego
Marinwood – San Rafael
McGregors – San Diego
Miami Grill – San Diego
Milano Coffee – San Diego
Mission Boat N Ski Club – San Diego
Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz
Mr Peabodys – Encinitas
The Naked Lounge – Sacramento
New Georges – San Rafael
Oceanhouse – Carlsbad
O’Connels – San Diego
Orfila Vineyards & Winery – Escondido
The Office – San Diego
Pala Mesa Country Club – Fallbrook
Paradise Point Resort – San Diego
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort – Carlsbad
Past Time – Truckee
PB Bar & Grill – Pacific Beach
Pechanga Casino Cabaret Lounge – Temecula
Peter Lik Gallery – La Jolla
The Pig and Whistle – Los Angeles
Point Loma Promindae – Point Loma
Portugalia – Ocean Beach
Prospect Bar – La Jolla
Queen Bee’s – San Diego
Radio Room – San Diego
Rancho Bernardo Inn – Rancho Bernardo
The Red Devil Lounge – San Francisco
Riverside Music Fest – Riverside
Rockit Room – San Francisco
Rockin Baja – San Diego
Rockin Baja – Oceanside
Rock n Roll Marathon – San Diego
Rose Creek Cottage – San Diego
The Royal Dive – Oceanside
The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood
Ruby Room – San Diego
Sainte Rocke – Hermosa Beach
Salty Frog – Imperial Beach
Searsucker – Del Mar
Searsucker – San Diego
Sidebar – San Diego
Soda Bar – San Diego
Soho – Santa Barbara
Southpaw Social Club
Steiner’s Tavern – Sonoma
Stone Brewery – San Diego
Studio West – Rancho Bernardo
Surf & Saddle – Solana Beach
Taylor’s – San Diego
The Lodge at Torrey Pines – La Jolla
Thirty Three North – Encinitas
Tiki House – San Diego
Tilted Kilt – San Diego
Tin Roof – San Diego
Tipsy Crow – San Diego
Toot’s Tavern – Crockett
Tower Two – Ocean Beach
Tower 13 – Cardiff by the Sea
Triple Crown – San Diego
Twiggs Green Room – San Diego
Typhoon Saloon – San Diego
UCSD the Stage at Porters Pub – San Diego
Ultimate Skybox @ Diamond View Tower – San Diego
Union Room – San Francisco
U-31 – San Diego
Unurban Coffee House – Santa Monica
US Grant Hotel – San Diego
UTC Mall Palm Plaza – San Diego
Vista Entertainment Center – Vista
W Hotel – San Diego
Waterfront – San Diego
Werewolf American Pub – San Diego
Whiskey Girl – San Diego
Winstons Beach Club – Ocean Beach
Wonderland Ocean Pub – Ocean Beach
Woody’s – Solana Beach

Avogadros – Fort Collins
Battery 621 – Denver
Benders Tavern – Denver
Bushwackers Saloon – Denver
Common Grounds – Denver
The Laughing Goat – Boulder
Leela European Café – Denver
Moe’s – Denver
Rock n Soul Café – Boulder

Molten Java – Bethel
Oxbow Cafe – Hartford

Hendershots – Athens
Smiths Olde Bar – Atlanta
Terrapin Brewery – Athens

Downer Grove North Beach Club – Downer Grove
Elbo Room – Chicago
North Beach Club – Chicago
Sideouts – Island Lake
UnCommon Ground on Clark – Chicago
UnCommon Ground on Devon – Chicago
Underground Wonderbar – Chicago
US Beer Company – Chicago

Bears Place – Bloomington
Indiana State at Terre Haute
Rachaels Cafe – Bloomington

Neutral Ground – New Orleans

All Asia – Cambridge
Armory Cafe – Somerville
The Attic – Newton
College of the Holy Cross – Worcester
Copperfield’s – Boston
Hard Rock – Boston
Harpers Ferry – Boston
The Java Hut – Worcester
Kennedy’s Midtown – Boston
McGanns – Boston
Mickey Cassidy’s – Medway
Midway Cafe – Boston
Perk’s Coffee House – Norwood
Skybar – Somerville
Tammany Hall – Worcester
Unregular Radio – Boston
Whisky Park – Boston

400 Bar – Minneapolis
Acadia Cafe – Minneapolis
Big V’s – St. Paul
Club Underground – Minneapolis

Barley Street – Omaha

The Freakin’ Frog – Las Vegas
Hilton Casino – Reno
Zephyr Lounge – Reno

Dolphin Striker – Portsmouth
The Red Parka – Glen
Stage Door – Manchester

Lemon Lounge – Basking Ridge
York Street Tavern – Jersey City

Canal Room – New York
Googies – New York
Kenny’s Castaways – New York
The Lion’s Den – New York
The Living Room – New York
Parkside Lounge – New York

Bottega – Wilmington
The Cave – Carrboro
Deep South – Raleigh
Devines – Durham
The Evening Muse – Charlotte
Firestorm Cafe – Asheville
Hannah Flanaghans – Asheville
He’s Not Here – Chapel Hill
Juggling Gypsy – Wilmington
Local 506 – Carrboro
Motorco – Durham
Open Eye Cafe – Carrboro
The Roux – Charlotte
Small Town Sessions (at Duke) – Durham
Waverly Place – Cary

The Holy Grail – Cincinnati
Jackie O’s – Athens
The Pub – Athens

Great Pacific – Pendleton
Kellys Olympian – Portland
Mt. Tabor Theatre – Portland
Rock Bottom – Portland

Grape Street Pub – Philadelphia
Gryphon Café – Wayne
Split Rock Lodge – Lake Harmony

The Blackstone – Cumberland
The Century Lounge – Providence
Ciro’s Tavern – Woonsocket
The Elbow Room – Barrington
The Living Room – Providence
Loca – Newport
Oceanside at the Pier – Narragansett
The Rhino Bar – Newport
Shamrocks – Wakefield
The Spot Underground – Providence
Topside Bar and Grill – Bristol
Wheel House Tavern – Narragansett

12th and Porter – Nashville
The Bluebird – Nashville
Preservation Pub – Knoxville
Windows on the Cumberland – Nashville

Austin Water Tank – Austin
Beale Street Tavern – Austin
The Continental Club – Austin
Flipnotics – Austin
Head Hunters – Austin
Kick But Coffee – Austin
Rusty’s – Austin
Skinny’s – Austin

Monk’s – Salt Lake City
Mo’s Bar and Grill – Salt Lake City
Muse Music Cafe – Provo
Sun and Moon Café – Salt Lake City
The Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City

Cafe Diem – Richmond
Globehopper – Richmond
Strange Matter – Richmond

Hi-Dive – Seattle
Skylark West – Seattle

The Black Squirrel – DC
Grog and Tankard – Washington, DC
Madams Organ – Adams Morgan

PJ Kelly’s – Clarksburg

Art Bar – Milwaukee
Up and Under Pub – Milwaukee