Joe “Kap” Kaplowitz is a versatile jazz pianist, jazz organist and composer who spent most of his youth growing up in the Washington, DC area. He began playing the piano at age 7 and was playing piano and tuba professionally by 15. In his youth, Joe was a devoted student of his parent’s record collection and was inspired by the music of Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Charles Mingus and many other great jazz musicians.
In 1995 he completed his degree in music from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH. Joe remained in the northeastern Ohio region for several years, performing regularly with his own trio and as a first call pianist in the area. In 1996 Joe began to play the Hammond B3 organ. He continues to work at finding new sounds and ways to use the instrument in various musical settings.
Street Noise (Severn CD-0024)