Joe Collins

Session Multi-Instrumentalist

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Joe Collins is a musician from Atlanta, Georgia, but is currently located in Winston-Salem. He has proficient chops in classical Cello, any style of Guitar, and any style of the drum set.

Joe Collins is a cellist from Atlanta, Georgia who is currently studying cello performance at the University of North Carolina, School of the Arts with Dr. Brooks Whitehouse. With several years of gigging experience, he’s played a wide variety of classical repertoire, including orchestral, chamber, and solo pieces at different universities in North Carolina while also playing musicals and other modern compositions. Joe began learning music at nine years old and started privately studying cello with Spencer Brewer at fifteen. While understanding the importance of a strong foundation of good fundamentals, he stresses the importance of exploring the musicality of one’s playing through one’s own musical fluency in order to test the limits of notes on a page. Aside from cello, Joe is also an avid guitarist, bassist, and drummer, and he has performed with several local bands throughout Winston-Salem. He enjoys combining his learned classical and jazz technique with a variety of different genres, including anywhere from classic jazz, classic rock and R&B, hardcore punk, and even death metal. Past projects include collaborating with musicians in The Spins, Untold Salem, Maybe Tomorrow, and OK Sweetheart. Joe currently holds a position as drummer, guitarist, and co-songwriter for the Space Cadet Orchestra, which he tends to classify as a jazz/funk fusion trio.

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