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Joe Cardillo Vocal / Guitar / Sax / Looping
Throughout his music career, Joe Cardillo has played over 2,000 shows in 38 states, and has recorded session work on over 20 albums. He has also shared the stage for acts such as Jason Mraz, Sister Hazel, Everclear, ZZ Top, Gary Hoey, Dispatch, Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Phil Solem (The Rembrandts), Carbon Leaf, The Pat McGee Band and more.

For his solo show, 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 or flute and playing soulful solos with the loops in the background. Joe’s sound can be described as a melting pot of Van Morrison, Jason Mraz, Lumineers, and Dave Matthews, topped off with tasteful saxophone solos. He covers a wide range of genres including rock, blues, country, pop, R&B, top 40 and more.

Joe is a natural performer and entertainer. He has a knack for reading and engaging the crowd and knowing what songs they want to hear. On top of that, 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 leave them highly entertained and satisfied.

Joe Cardillo Sax / Flute
Throughout his music career, Joe Cardillo has played over 2,000 shows in 38 states, and has recorded session work on over 20 albums. He has also shared the stage for acts such as Jason Mraz, Sister Hazel, Everclear, ZZ Top, Gary Hoey, Dispatch, Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Phil Solem (The Rembrandts), Carbon Leaf, The Pat McGee Band and more.

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 (with a focus on jazz, funk, and rock) and Music Education.

Joe is a natural live performer and entertainer.  He can create professional backing tracks of literally any song for you and play the melody and improvise on alto, tenor, bari sax and flute.  He has a knack for reading and engaging the crowd and knowing what songs they want to hear. Joe has a upbeat attitude, a professional hard work ethic and works with you to create your desired playlist.  His live music show is a great addition to put the sparkle on your event and make it even more memorable leaving people highly entertained and satisfied.

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Joe Cardillo Testimonials

“Everything was PERFECT!!!! Joe [Joe Cardillo] was amazing.”

Sarah L., Private Event
June 2018

Joe Cardillo always does great and holds a crowd.  Would love to have him on a regular basis.”

Jeff K., Ginger’s
April 2016

“Lots of compliments for Joe Cardillo tonight. Very good set. Crowd just kept growing!”

Aron L., Barleymash
September 2015

Joe Cardillo absolutely CRUSHED it. Guests were up and dancing the whole event :)”

Lizzie B., Ginger’s
May 2015

Joe Cardillo was phenomenal tonight. He had a really nice light set up and even had his own music for when he was on break…Overall i would say this gentleman did a great job and our guests enjoyed him. He fit well here.”

Cafe 21
January 2015

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