Guitarist/composer Joesf Glaude draws on a wide range of influences to create an instrumental art form of textures, moods, and melodies. It is an improvised music based on very structured ideas. He is a gypsy spirit in the truest sense. He has spent his life traveling all over the US and Canada, Central and South America, Western Europe, India, and Africa. His musical influences are just as varied and include African guitarist Ali Farka Toure, sitar player Ravi Shankar, jazz artists Duke Ellington and Eric Dolphy, and classical composers such as C.P.E. Bach and Stravinsky.
Joesf knew he wanted to play music the first time he heard the Beatles. That Christmas he received his Grandfather’s tenor banjo and a harmonica. After hearing Scotty Moore’s solo on Elvis’ Heartbreak Hotel, Joesf knew he wanted to be a guitarist. Joesf’s father enrolled him in lessons with local jazz guitarist Charlie Johnson.
As a teen, Joesf’s first true musical venture was as a guitarist with the punk band “Tropical Skin Disease”. By his senior year in high school he was playing tenor guitar and dulcimer in the folk band “Oracle”. He continued his exploration of various forms of music playing five-string banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bass in the country/bluegrass band “90 Proof” and 12-string guitar in the folk rock band “Clipper”.
By college, Joesf discovered a real passion for the guitar, theoretical as well as practical. As a guitar major at Christopher Newport College, he played classical guitar with the Williamsburg Chamber Orchestra as well as electric guitar with the jazz combo “The Wiz Kids” and in the swing band “Duke”. His longest running band was the jazz/fusion group “Mirrors and Changes” in which he played guitar, keyboard, and bass.
Joesf became head guitar Professor at ORU. He left ORU to pursue his music exclusively; focusing on small groups, solo acoustic, and harp guitar. Joesf helped design his primary harp guitar with Oklahoma guitar builder Glen Morgan. He first used this on his CD “Perfect World”.
Visit Joesf’s Website at: www.jglaude.com
“Music should evoke a spectrum of thoughts, ideas, and emotions without surrendering to words. Music, like life, is about growth and growth means change. I try to convey through music my life experience and Faith.” –Joesf Glaude
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Before becoming an entrepreneur, Cindy spent a dozen years as the nightly news anchor and lead investigative reporter in Tulsa, OK. Prior to that, Cindy spent nearly a decade as an anchor and reporter in Oklahoma City. The veteran journalist won an Emmy, Peabody and Gracie Allen Award for her ground breaking investigation and has covered such major stories such as the OKC bombing and the 51-day cult standoff in Waco, Texas for stations across the country including Good Morning America. Currently, Cindy is proud to be the national spokesperson for Tulsa based company Clear-tone and a member of the prestigious National Speakers Association.