Joe Mazza is a Denver-based guitarist and music director. Born outside of Detroit and raised in the fertile soil of the Midwest, Joe studied guitar at the University of Miami and was formed by the diverse music and musicians of that city. While in Miami, he performed with artists of different genres including tours with Puerto Rican international pop star Chayanne. After relocating to Nashville, Joe worked as a touring and recording guitarist, going on the road with artists like country music’s Little Big Town, RnB Gospel singer Nicole C. Mullen, and many others. His travels as a working musician have taken him from Royal Albert Hall in London, to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, to the Quinta Vergara Amphitheater in Viña Del Mar, Chile, and local venues across the United States. Joe also works as a music producer, recording and producing music for independent creative artists as a way to help promote local music outside of the industry.
Together with his wife, Theresa, an accomplished singer/songwriter, Joe now lives in Denver and contributes to the vibrant music scene alongside local musicians John Common, Eben Grace, Amberly Chalberg and others. A passionate musical collaborator, he is always interested in playing music with anyone who wants to make meaningful, inspired art. Their son JJ is a Downbeat Award-winning jazz and experimental drummer who is up and coming in the Denver scene and beyond.