Joe Magar — Bass
Originally from the greater Detroit area, bassist Joe Magar has spent the past ten years on the East Coast as an active orchestral and chamber musician. He received his bachelors of music from the University of Michigan and his masters degree and artist diploma from Yale University.
He is an enthusiastic performer of new music in many genres, and has appeared on such series as the Incubator Arts Project, Bard’s Summerscape, the American Composers Orchestra’s Composers Out Front series, and the Evolution Contemporary Music Series. Joe is a member of the Quodlibet Ensemble, a New York-based chamber orchestra who just released its debut recording of Correlli concertos.
In addition to his ensemble work, Joe performs in a wide variety of musical styles including jazz, rock, tango and folk music, on both upright and electric bass. Joe is also a frequent collaborator with multistyle violinist Mari Black, appearing in her World Fiddle Ensemble.