Joseph Peck is a professional steel drum musician with a degree in music education and a focus on world music. He has a unique set of skills, and a drive to inspire young, creative minds.
Joseph received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Wichita State University. He performed with Potential Symphony, an award-winning steel band in Trinidad, for the Panorama National Steel Band Competition. He was a founding member of Babylon Saints – a venerable LA-based pop/rock/reggae band, and has performed and recorded throughout the US in genres such ash reggae, acoustic rock, jazz, and fusion.
His career has taken him around the world, working with Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, Cyndi Lauper, and Ryan Gosling, among others. His work has aired on VH1, CBS, and NBC, including Parks and Recreation. He was also a contributor in Teaching in the Diverse Classroom: Learner-Centered Activities that Work, a book for educators by Tanya Huber-Bowen.
Joseph’s current project – The Joseph Peck Group – is a Caribbean Jazz ensemble that explores traditional rhythms commingled with contemporary interpretations. His latest album as a solo artist is a relaxing and transcendental journey called Free-Flow Steel Pan Meditation.