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Musical Training

Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, 1973–1975
Studied composing and arranging

Bass Studies

  • Professor John Rappucci, Boston 1973–1975
  • George Mraz, Zollar School of Music 1985

Professional Experience

Professional Affiliations And Performances

  • Anthony Braxton
  • Ken Mcintyre-Lou Donaldson- Majeed Greenlee Quartet
  • Archie Shepp-Charlie Persip- Art Matthews Trio
  • Marion Brown- Leo Smith and New Delta
  • Perry Robinson- Bill Barron/Kenny Barron
  • Mark Whitecage- Bill Lowe/Andy Jaffey Big Band
  •  Billy Bang ,Barry Altschul ,Mike Kindereds and Shake Down,
  • Up From the Sky, featuring Steve McCraven Tony Perrone
  •  Chico Hamilton Quartet
  • Ray Copeland- Curtis Fuller
  • Bobby Naughton- Carla Bley
  • Bill Dixon - Slide Hampton
  • Kenny Johnson and Blues with a Feeling
  •  Teddy Charles , Bebbie Davies
  • Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze - Creative Musicians Improvisers Orchestra
  • Dave Douglas- Han Benick
  • Kevin Norton Ensemble

Discography

Please check the discography section for further information

Selected Tours

2007, November Toured Europe with Is What , featuring ,Oliver Lake ,Napoleon Madox .
2007, May Toured Europe with The Fonda Stevens Group .
20007, January Toured Europe with The Fab Trio, featuring Billy Bang, Barry Altschul .
2006, October Toured Europe with Is What , featuring Napoleon Madox .
2006, June Perfomed at the Balzano Jazz Festival Balazno Italy,The Natt Jazz Festival Bergan Norway , with Conferance Call.
2006, January ,Febuary Toured Europe with Conference Call, .
2005, October Toured Europe with The Fonda Stevens Group.
2005, March Toured Europe with Conference Call, .
2004, October Toured USA with Conference Call, .
2004, April Toured Europe with The Fonda Stevens Group.
2003, December Toured Europe with The Fonda Stevens Group.
2003, November Toured USA and Canada with Conference Call
2003, March Toured Europe with Conference Call,.
2002 October Toured Europe with The Fonda Stevens Group.
2002, September Toured USA and Canada with Conference Call, featuring George Schuller, and Gebhard Ullmann.
2001, May Toured Europe with Conference Call, featuring , and Gebhard Ullmann.
2001, Febuary Toured Europe with The Fonda Stevens Group.
2000, April Toured Europe with Conference Call, featuring Matt Wilson, and Gebhard Ullmann.
2000, Oct-Nov Toured Europe with The Fonda Stevens Group, performances in Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, France.
2000, Nov Performed at the Guimaraes Jazz Festival, Portugal with Joe Fonda and From The Source.
2000, Nov Performed at the Nuremburg Jazz Festival with percussionist Yogo Pausch.
2001, March Toured Europe with Conference Call, featuring Han Bennink on drums. Performances in Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria.
2001, April Toured Europe with The Fonda Stevens Group, performances in Germany, Holland, Austria.
2001, June Performed at The Vision Festival, New York, New York, with the Billy Bang Project.
2001, June Performed at The Vision Festival, Washington, DC, with the Billy Bang Trio.
  Co-Producer of the Summers End Music Festival in Middletown, CT. August 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001­Present
2001, Aug Performed with the tap divas, Lynn Dally, Brenda Bufalino at the New York City Tap Festival in the new Duke Theatre, NYC, NY.
1999, Oct+Nov Toured Europe with the Fonda Stevens Group performances in Holland, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland.
1999, Oct Performed at Prague International Jazz Festival, with the Fonda/Stevens Group
1999, Aug Toured Austria in Duo with tap dancer, Brenda Bufalino.
1999, March 9 Performed with tap dancer/choreographer Brenda Bufalino and Company at Town Hall, NYC, NY.
1998, April Toured Europe with the Fonda/Stevens Group performances in Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland.
  Toured Portugal with Carlo Morena, Jeff Hershfield. March & April 1998
1998, Apr+May Toured Europe with the Fonda Stevens Group performances in Holland, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland.
1997, July Performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland with the Anthony Braxton Tentet.
1997, April Toured Europe with the Joe Fonda/Michael Jeffry Stevens Group. Performances in Austria, Germany, Holland, France and Belgium.
1995, Oct Bassist with the Anthony Braxton Septet. Group performed at the Istanbul Jazz Festival in Turkey.
1994…present Bassist for Tri-Centric Orchestra. Directed by Anthony Braxton.
1994, Sep+Oct Bassist with the Anthony Braxton Sextet. Group toured Europe.
1991, Apr+May Bassist with the Michael Rabinowitz Quartet. Group toured Spain.
1990…present Bassist for the American Tap Dance Orchestra. Directed by Brenda Buffalino.
1990, Apr+May Bassist with the Greg Lions Quartet. Group toured Spain.
1982, April Bassist, Actor for Fred Ho's Jazz and Peking Opera. Premiere performance at Brooklyn Academy of Music.
1982…present Founding Member and President of Kaleidoscope Arts. Musical Director of Kaleidoscope's interdisciplinary performing ensemble.
1980…1988 Member of the Creative Musicians Improvisers Forum 1980­1988 and Orchestra. Directed by Leo Smith.
1975…present Organizer and Producer of the Joe Fonda Ensemble.
Ensemble has performed throughout the United States. Composer and ensemble have received many grants from Meet the Composer Foundation. Recordings and reviews available.
1982…1985 Musician and Dancer with the renowned Sonomama Dance Company.
1984–1985 Program Coordinator, The Russell Library, Middletown, Connecticut.
Organized a series of Meet the Composer concerts.
1979…1981 Music Instructor - Hartford Artists Collective.
Artistic Director: Jackie Mc Clean. Private instruction in bass; eveloped and directed a Youth Ensemble; class and private instruction in Music Theory.
1978–1979 Program Coordinator, Springfield Library and Museum Association.
With grants from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Springfield Library and Museum Association, set up series of Music and Dance Performances.
  Composer, Music Director for the play "Lenny Bruce," presented by the City Studio Theatre in Northampton, Massachusetts under the direction of Mark Cuddy.

Featured Project

From the Source

[founded in 2001, led by Joe Fonda] Fonda's newest project is an interdisciplinary music-performance ensemble. The ensemble includes four musicians, a tap dancer, and a body healer.