Raised in Mustang, Oklahoma, Joseph Doubleday has developed a distinct and recognizable voice on his primary instrument, the vibraphone. During childhood, his fascination with music encouraged his parents to purchase a small piano and sign him up for piano lessons at the age of seven. Around the age of 12, Joe obtained a Lionel Hampton, Art Tatum and Buddy Rich recording that sparked his interest and love for Jazz. Since Joe started in the music program in middle school, he has always sought to increase his breadth of knowledge of the music. In 2008, Joe moved to Oklahoma City to undertake a dual major in Music Education and Percussion Performance and by 2010 was performing four to five nights a week in local jazz clubs as a sideman and bandleader. He then moved to Boston in the fall of 2010 to finish his bachelor's and graduated with honors from Berklee College of Music. In the meantime, he developed a rapport in the national and international music scene through performances with legendary jazz drummer, Ralph Peterson Jr.
In 2013, Joe was the first vibraphonist to be accepted to the prestigious Jazz Studies program at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. While completing his Masters in Music, Joe continued to tour internationally as a bandleader and sideman at places like Dizzy’s Jazz Club Coca Cola, Carnegie Hall, SF Jazz Miner Auditorium, and Olavshallen Concert Hall (Norway). Since completing his studies in 2015, Joe has done such things as tour with Chris Potter’s Underground Orchestra, appeared in performances as a featured artist with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, perform at the Legendary Village Vanguard as a member of The Kenny Barron Quintet, and performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers with rap superstars Amine and Offset.
Joe regularly performs as a band leader and sideman based out of New York City.