Joe Berry is a freelance musician, composer, and educator currently based in Hollywood, California.
Currently on a world tour with pop band M83, he holds a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies with emphasis in both Saxophone Performance and Composition from Sacramento State University. Joe earned his Masters of Music in Jazz and Improvisational Music at the University of Nevada, Reno.
In 2013, Joe scored music for Focus Feature's first film adaptation of a David Sedaris work "C.O.G." from the novel Naked, which earned him sharing music credits with composer Steven Reich.
Joe appeared as a saxophonist in Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" music video as well as appearing nightly as a lead puppeteer at David Arquette's night club Bootsy Bellows.
He is also performed with the band Save Ferris and is a member of Wayne Kramer's Lexington Arts Ensemble.
Among his musical cohorts are Mike McMullen, Jeff Alkire, Peter Epstein, Taylor Swift, David Ake, James Winn, Hans Halt, Wayne Kramer, Dave Liebman, Claudio Roditi, Phil Ranlin, Bob Mintzer, Jon Santos, Roy Hargrove, Donny McCaslin, Randy Brecker, Gerald Wilson, Ingrid Jensen, Benny Green and many others.
Joe uses #3 and #3½ Bravo Reeds with Reed Boosters on his tenor and alto saxophones.