Here is what educators are saying about the Joseph Daley residencies:

Joseph Daley has been a friend, mentor and brass hero of mine since we first worked together twenty years ago. Long known as one of the pioneering virtuosos of improvising tuba players, Joseph has more recently garnered attention for his beautiful large ensemble compositions, drawing on his long experiences with masters like Sam Rivers, Gil Evans, Muhal Richard Abrams, and Carla Bley. With complex rhythmic interplay and counterpoint, and lush post-Ellington harmonies, Joseph’s work simultaneously celebrates the tradition and looks forward to new ideas. It was a pleasure and an honor to have Joseph as a guest composer with my student ensemble at Dartmouth College - his music provided an exquisite challenge for my young musicians, and his guidance brought them to another level as artists - several of my students had palpable breakthroughs as improvisers playing his music and inspired by his ideas, it was a delight to witness.

– Taylor Ho Bynum, director of the jazz and creative music ensemble at Dartmouth College

Joseph Daley made a palpable impact on the culture of our school. While his activity was only one a one-day preview of next year’s residency, the students, faculty and staff he encountered were deeply inspired and moved by Daley’s genuine and infectious spirit. Our program was illuminated with his glow for weeks after. We are greatly looking forward to his upcoming extended residency!

– Dr. Brian Kai Chin, Chair of Music at Seattle Pacific University

In addition to his prolific career as a performer and composer, Joseph Daley is an eloquent and inspiring speaker. His master class at Seattle Pacific University captured the attention and imagination of everyone in the room—his stories, insight, and live performance has the entire department buzzing about his residency next year.

–Steve Treseler, Saxophone Professor at Seattle Pacific University