Joe Fonda is a New York composer, bass player, producer and pedagogue.
As an internationally valued jazz artist he has toured half the world and played alongside the likes of Anthony Braxton, Archie Shepp, Kenny Barron, Lou Donaldson, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, Randy Weston, Carla Bley, Billy Bang, Carlo Zingaro, ... From 1984 until 1999 he was the permanent bass player with Anthony Braxton’s septet, octet and tentet. He was also a member of the 38-strong
Tri-Centric Orchestra, under Anthony Braxton’s baton.
He has recorded twelve albums as leader of his own ensembles. He is also active with the Fonda Stevens Group, with whom he recorded on our label. Other bands with which he plays are Conference Call, The Nu Band, The Fab Trio, From The Source, The Off Road Quartet and Bottoms Out.