Joe Farnsworth

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Joseph Allen "Joe" Farnsworth (born February 21, 1968, Holyoke, Massachusetts) is an American jazz drummer.

Farnsworth was one of five sons born to trumpeter and bandleader Roger Farnsworth; one of the brothers played saxophone in Ray Charles's band. He attended High School in Jakarta International School in Jakarta, Indonesia. He studied at William Paterson College, studying under Harold Mabern and Arthur Taylor and receiving his BMus in 1990. Following this he played with Junior Cook (1991), Jon Hendricks (1991), Jon Faddis (1992), George Coleman, Cecil Payne (1993 and subsequently), Annie Ross, and Benny Green (1995). He has played in the group One for All since 1995 with David Hazeltine and Jim Rotondi, and worked with Benny Golson, Steve Davis, and Eric Alexander in the second half of the 1990s. During that period he also played with Alex Graham (1995), Michael Weiss (1996, 1998), the Three Baritone Saxophone Band (1997), and Diana Krall (1999). He is now a member of Pharoah Sanders'.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 I Love Music Mike Ledonne, Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein, Joe Farnsworth 1
It's Prime Time Joe Farnsworth 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 For All We Know David Hazeltine / Seamus Blake / David Williams / Joe Farnsworth 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Best of New York Sessions, Volume Two Bob Belden, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Billy Drummond, Jon Faddis, Joe Farnsworth, Al Foster, John Hart,Louis Hayes, David Hazeltine, John Hicks, Joe Henderson,Hank Jones,Christian McBride 1

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