Joe Procopio is an ASCAP Artist, a composer, conductor, professional musician, artist, and Lead Alto Sax for many of the nation's top recording artists including:

  • Steve and Eydie Gorme

  • The Temptations

  • Aretha Franklin

  • Tony Bennett

  • Lawrence Welk

  • Frankie Avalon

  • Frankie Laine

  • Jack Jones

  • Kathryn Grayson

  • Carmel Quinn

  • Don Cornell

  • Bobby Rydell

  • Vic Damone

  • Rodney Dangerfield

  • Foster Brooks,

  • The Vagabonds

  • The Ritz Brothers

  • Sammy Cohn

  • Jimmy Van Heusen

  • Tiny Tim

  • Al Martino

  • Petula Clark

  • Wayne Newton

  • Pat Cooper

His accomplishments include Lead Reed Player in many shows, a teacher/administrator in North Carolina, and many awards.

He is indexed in The Encyclopedia of Saxophone Music (150 Years Of Music For Saxophone)

He received a full scholarship to study at the Conservatory of Milan, Italy and studied conducting with:

  • Robert Shaw

  • Igor Stravinsky

  • Eric Leinsdorf

  • Eugene Ormandy


He studied composition with:

  • Aaron Copland

  • Gunther Schuller

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