Over the last 35 years, Joe Hubbard has established himself as a bass guitarist, composer and educator of considerable versatility and accomplishment. He has worked as a sideman with Jim Mullen, Dick Morrisey, Mose Allison, Gary Numan, Richie Cole, Flip Nunez, Elkie Brooks, Ian Carr, Ray Gomez, Roger Chapman, Michael Giles, Dave O’Higgins, Alvin Lee and Denny Laine- among many others, who were drawn to his imaginative and creative style of bass playing.
As a bandleader and composer, he has had the great pleasure to perform and record with jazz greats such as Wayne Krantz, George Whitty, Tom Brechtlein, Jamie Glaser, Nigel Hitchcock, Frank Gambale, Patches Stewart, Michael Paulo, Dave Garabaldi, Chris Hunter, Richard Niles, Guy Barker, Mark Craney, Neal Wilkinson and Mornington Lockett- firmly establishing Hubbard as a musician of extraordinary ability and talent, both as a composer and a performer.
Joe is also a highly regarded music educator, presenting seminars and master classes throughout the United States and Europe, as well as writing a bass curriculum for a reputable music university in the United Kingdom. His former students read like a ‘who’s who’ of the music industry, including Pino Paladino, Paul Turner, Nick Beggs, Dave Swift, Francis Hylton and Michael Mondesir, among many others.
Hubbard is the architect and founder of Joe Hubbard Bass Videos- a popular online bass school, as well as maintaining an active roster of serious students in his private teaching studio. He has also authored 10 best-selling bass guitar books and continues to grow his catalogue regularly. In the words of the master bass guitarist and renown bass educator, Jeff Berlin: “Joe Hubbard is one of the most capable and musically knowledgeable electric bass/music teachers in the world.”