Joe McCarthy has led a diverse career in a myriad of settings from symphony orchestra to bebop, big band, Afro-Cuban, theater and beyond. Joe is the founder, leader, producer and drummer of The New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band (NYABA), winner of the 2008 Latin Grammy for Latin Jazz Album of the Year.
The New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band
Led by Joe McCarthy, the Latin Grammy Award-winning New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band (NYABAB) is an Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble based in New York City. The band features the writing and composing talents of its members inspired by the great bebop tradition and rich rhythmic stylings of Afro-Caribbean music.
Pan American Nutcracker Suite
Joe McCarthy’s New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band Returns with The Pan American Nutcracker Suite, a Pan-Afro Reimagining of the Tchaikovsky Classic
Composed and Arranged by Joe McCarthy and Vince Norman; Produced by McCarthy
Available September 9 via Angelface Records