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In the early 1960s, drummer Joe Hunt performed and recorded with George Russell sextet, with releases on Decca and Riverside. He played with The Stan Getz Quartet 1964-5, recording several releases on Verve, then was a member of the Bill Evans Trio from 1966-1967. The remainder of the 1960s he performed and/or recorded with several other jazz artists including Chet Baker, Eric Dolphy, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim Hall, Bud Johnson, Charles McPherson, and Herb Pomeroy.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Joe was a member of Chuck Israels' National Jazz Ensemble, led jazz groups in Boston with John Scofield, Mike Stern, and Santi Debriano, and toured with quartets of Red Rodney and Hal McKusick. He performed in the Leonard Bernstien production of "The Mass" in NYC.
The 1990s, and beyond, have included performances with The Smithsonian Jazz Masters Orchestra (Gunther Schuller and Dr. David Baker), performances with Kenny Burrell, Cecil Payne, Bob Mover, Don Friedman, and Tal Farlow.
Undergraduate studies at Indiana University, formerly Professor of percussion at Berklee College. Currently on the faculy at The New England Conservatory. His current quartet features three talented young students from NEC: pianist Evan Allen, bassist Hernry Fraser, and tenor saxophonist Wyatt Palmer.