Joe Bonacci is musical director of Center Stage Orchestras which include Manhattan Swing, Celebration Strings and Soca Joe.
Recording guitarist and performing artist who has played through out the New York area. Completing tracks on one of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s last projects and recording with mambo king great, Tito Puente to name a few. His versatile guitar playing can be heard on records, television programs and TV commercials. As bandleader of Manhattan Swing Orchestra, he has performed at over a thousand private events providing fine music in all styles both sophisticated and fun.
Center Stage Orchestras is comprised of the finest bands and musicians that New York has to offer which include; Manhattan Swing Orchestra, Rhythm S, Celebration Strings, NY Players, The Bassenettes and The Invitations.
The Soca Joe Band is Joe’s album of original music available on itunes and other major distributors. The CD was ranked #1 in its debut week as the “most added” new contemporary jazz artist on radio and internet as reported by smoothjazz.com.
He’s written music for film and TV. Most recently composing music for “The Acting Company”, a documentary premiered by Film Society Of Lincoln Center chronicling the story of the John Houseman and Julliard touring company. Other TV credits include composing and performing the theme music for “Five Ingredient Fix” on the FOOD NETWORK.
Joe’ has performed at leading music venues that include; Sounds Of Brazil, Town Hall, Rockwood Music Hall and the Sugar Bar to name just a few.