Joe Baione is a professional jazz vibraphonist, educator, clinician and producer. His impressive resume will soon include a new recording produced by the legendary Todd Barkan. When not touring with his sextet, Baione spends his time as President of Delaware Charitable Music, Inc. producing Jazz, Blues & BBQ in the Park, a festival he co-founded with the mission of bringing live Jazz and Blues music to the young people of his community. The youngest of three musical sons from musical parents, Baione entered the University of Maryland on a jazz scholarship in 1989. He had a vision to teach future musicians while developing his own performance career in jazz and he graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and a Minor in Jazz Performance. In 2003 Baione established a friendship with jazz legend Benny Golson who spent several years working with Baione’s jazz program at school and mentoring him in the process of becoming a professional jazz musician. By day, Baione is an energetic and highly creative band teacher and by night he continues that high energy, passion and creativity in his jazz performances.