Vitae and Bio

Raised in Northern California, Joe Good was involved in music from an early age. At Lassen View Elementary School, he was involved in every choral production from Kindergarten through 8th grade, and took up the trumpet in 5th grade. When he reached high school, he continued in the Red Bluff High School marching and concert band for all four years. Additionally, every summer thereafter until college, he participated in the Tehama County Band, performing publicly every week. He took some trumpet lessons his Junior and Senior year from Mike Shepard.

After graduating from High School, he moved to Redding, CA to attend Shasta College as a Music Major for the next three years. He studied trumpet with Dr. Larry Grandy and Dr. Richard Fiske, as well as participating in numerous ensembles. He also studied voice privately with Lynn Burkhart.

Upon completion of his AA and Certificate of Music, he moved to San Diego, CA, where he would reside for the next eight years. At San Diego State University, while majoring in Music Education, he studied trumpet with Calvin Price, and had the privilege of studying music and jazz theory with Dr. David Ward-Steinman and Rick Helzer. He also participated in many ensembles, including the inception of Mariachi Azteca de SDSU – a student-run group which performs for various functions and events in San Diego County.

After graduating with his Bachelors degree in 2002, he went on to study voice with Norm Boaz at Music for Kids (which led to a position as the resident trumpet instructor there). Over the next few years, he would continue to teach trumpet, and perform for a variety of other projects. In 2003, he studied Jazz Guitar with a fellow teacher at Centre City Music, Pat Danna. This helped to rekindle his interest in Jazz music, which he readily incorporated into his teaching, and went on during 2005 and 2006 to study with Gilbert Castellanos – a renowned Jazz Trumpeter, and now the Jazz Trumpet instructor at University of Southern California.

In 2005, in an effort to become more knowledgeable about the technical aspects of music, he began studies at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California. He quickly discovered a way into the North San Diego County music scene, and became leader of the Jammin’ Toast Jazz Band, where he enjoyed a small combo setting, and composing and performing original music. In late 2006, this small band was gaining membership so fast that it transformed into the Mira Costa Latin Jazz Orchestra, and was taken over by Mario Gonzalez – a trumpeter of international repute, who now teaches at Mira Costa College as adjunct faculty.

In 2007, after graduating from Mira Costa with highest honors, he moved to Vancouver, WA. In 2009, he joined Level 2 -- a collaborative rock band, as trumpeter, vocalist, and sound technician. Later that year, he helped to found, and became the front-man for The Fashion Nuggets: A Tribute to Cake. In 2011 he began performing as a Fire Entertainer for venues ranging from the Alberta Last Thursday Art Walk, local festivals and the prestigious Burning Man great circle. He works by day as a Quality Assurance Automation Engineer for Graphic Products. Evenings and weekends Joe spends DJing, Fire Performing, Composing and Teaching.

Composition Experience:
Soundcloud Various Compositions 2011-Present
NY Story Pt1 Film Score for One Global Story (overnight) 2009
NY Story Pt2 Film Score for One Global Story (overnight) 2009
Vocal Arranger for Level 2 Band 2009-2011
Beau Brimmel for TCM competition 2006
Arr. Six Wedding Pieces for Frank Amador 2002

Mira Costa College
Certificates of Competence: 2007
Sound Reinforcement
Recording Arts/Record Production
Digital Audio
Advanced Digital Audio

San Diego State University
Bachelor of Music in Music Education: 2002
with an emphasis in Trumpet

Shasta College 
Associate of Arts in Music: 1999
Certificate in Music: 1999

Teaching Experience:
Bertrand’s Centre City Music
Private Trumpet Instructor 2002 to 2007
Privately taught pupils ranging in skill from beginner
to semi-professional. 

North County Contemporary Music School
Private Trumpet Instructor 2004 to 2006

Music for Kids
Private Trumpet Instructor 2002 to 2005

La Mesa Middle School
Student teacher 2002
Directed sectional and full ensemble rehearsals for
6th and 8th grade bands.

Production Experience:
Golden Tree Studio
Head Engineer 2010
Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering Engineer. Systems Analyst. Project Manager. Studio Designer. Purchasing Consultant.

Level 2 Band
Sound Technician 2009-2011
Live Engineer. Vocal Arranger. Record Producer. Trumpeter. Keyboardist.

Oak Grove Tavern
Sound Technician 2009-2010
FOH/Monitor Engineer. Stage Manager.

Metro Sound and Lighting
Sound Engineer 2007-2011
FOH/Monitor Engineer. Stage Manager.

Kindred Productions
Studio Technician/Software Trainer 2008-2011
Mixing Engineer/Editor. Software/hardware Integration Specialist, Systems Analyst. Project Manager. Studio Designer. Purchasing Consultant.

Love Juice Labs
Tracking Engineer 2006 to 2007
Tracking Engineer/Editor. Primary Guitar Tech. Drum Tech.

Jammin’ Toast Jazz Combo
Band Manager/Lead Trumpet 2005 to 2006
Director. Record Producer. 

The MFK Band
Production/Sound Reinforcement 2004 to 2006
Record Producer. Live Engineer

Ensemble Experience with Trumpet:
Small Ensemble:
The Fashion Nuggets 2009-Present
Level 2 2009-2010
The Jazz Salon 2009-2010
They're Four Brass Quartet 2008-2010
The Buchanan Project 2007
Kin Sol 2006
Jammin’ Toast Jazz Combo 2005-2006
Mariachi Azteca de SDSU 2001-2002
Shasta College Wind Ensemble 1996-1998
Shasta College Jazz Ensemble 1996-1998

Big Band: 
East Winds Big Band 2009
Prime Time Big Band 2008
Carrol Raumm Swing Orchestra 2007-2008
7th St Jazz Band of Oregon City 2007-2008
Oceanside Society Orchestra 2006-2007
Ocean Hills Country Club Big Band 2005-2007
Southwestern College Big Band 2006-2007
Shasta College Big Band 1997-1999
18 Karat Jazz Band 1994-1995
Mira Costa Latin Jazz Orchestra 2006-2007

Symphonic Orchestra:
North Coast Symphony 2004-2007
SDSU Orchestra 1999-2001
Shasta Symphony 1997-1999

Traditional Band:
Hillcrest Wind Ensemble 2001-2002
SDSU Wind Symphony 2001
Shasta College Community Band 1997-1999
Tehema County Band 1993-1997

Bye Bye Birdie 1998
Oliver 1997
The Little Match Girl 1996

Choral Experience:
Trillium Voices 2009-2010
Oregon Repertory Singers 2008-2009
Brillante 2008

House of Worship:
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Portland 2007-2009
Substitute at La Mesa United Methodist Church 2001-2007
Bass Section Leader at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church 2001-2002

SDSU Chamber Choir 2002
Bass Section Leader SDSU Concert Choir 2001-2002
Shasta College Jazz Choir 1998-1999
Shasta College Concert Choir 1997-1998

SDSU production of The Gondoliers 2002
SDSU production of Gianni Schicchi 2001
SDSU production of The Devil and Daniel Webster 2000
Blackbeard Teach/Townsman

Finale/Copyist Experience:
Rise up, Shepherd for Robert L. Jefferson 2010
Various Jazz Charts for Irwin Gordon (overnight) 2008
Brass May ’95 for Christy Coobatis 2007
’tis the Season for Mario Gonzalez (overnight) 2006
Sequence of Emotions for Christy Coobatis 2006
Six Wedding Pieces for Frank Amador 2002
Mariachi Azteca de SDSU 2001-2002
Music Lab Student Teacher SDSU 2001-2002