Joseph’s highs and lows in his thirty+ years of business have helped to shape is future. He is happy to share his experiences, both good and bad with his colleagues, associates, friends and family and especially with those who are just starting out and looking for direction. His passion for music combined with business experiences and extensive travels have made him a valuable asset to several boards including Berklee College of Music in Boston and Jazz.FM91 in Toronto.
Being the parent of a graduate of the The Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Joseph played a fundamental role on the Board of Advisors since 2011. Although his initial role was to represent “Parents of Alumni”, he was called upon a regular basis to help shape the future of the Institute for Berklee and was instrumental in the building, branding, financial planning, fundraising and the establishing of a new home and identity for BGJI. Later, when he noted the difficulties and challenges Berklee graduates had finding a path for success in their careers in music, Joseph traveled extensively and often to Boston to bring attention to, and then develop a mentorship program at Berklee; a program which not only thrives today but has helped countless students graduating from Berklee find their way in their musical careers.
While on the Board of Jazz.FM91 in Toronto, Joseph was actively engaged in the development of several outreach programs. He initiated the Music Therapy Program as well as a program to assist veterans in partnership with True Patriot Love Foundation. He chaired a live-to-air production featuring Grammy Award Winning performers Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade entitled the Panama Jazz Connection during the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. His proudest moment at JazzFM.91 was chairing the first and only Jazz.FM91 Gala entitled “An Evening with Tony Bennett” featuring the legend himself.
For each of the initiatives Joseph oversaw, he managed most, if not all aspects of the productions, events, or start-ups. His hands-on approach and careful eye place intense focus on attention to detail and quality. In that light, his innate ability to see ahead and envision have lead to countless success stories in business, fundraising and mentorship.