Bio

Joe Keyes is equal parts front man, poet and band conductor. The Freehold, NJ, native found his orchestra in late 2009 in The Late Bloomer Band, a concoction of Baltimore-area musicians. The band takes audiences back to the days of Miles Davis and early P-Funk, when big bands were lead by strong forces of individuals. The band’s brand of live improvisation and musical sophistication presents a different experience at every show.

While Keyes draws inspiration from musical mentors Gil Scott-Heron, Joe Bowie, and Sun Ra, The Late Bloomer Band brings a modern interpretation to funk, jazz, rock and a variety of other genres.

The Late Bloomer Band’s members, in their mid-20s, help keep 54-year-old Keyes young and come from locally established bands. Having grown together musically, the band’s polished tightness has landed collaborations with George Clinton and members of Parliament/Funkadelic. Also live shows featuring original Fishbone members Angelo “Dr. Madd Vibe” Moore and Norwood Fisher.

Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band is...

  • Joe Keyes “The Late Bloomer” - Vocal Vibeologist

The Late Bloomer Band Rhythm Section:

  • Dave Cavalier - drums
  • Andrew Freed - bass guitar
  • Andrew Auburger aka “Cheese” - lead guitar
  • Alec Galler - guitar
  • Dan Samuels - drums
  • Charlie Wilson - drums
  • Chris Taylor - bass guitar
  • David Klima - bass guitar
  • Justin Taylor - keyboard
  • Reed Rhoads - drums
  • Mason Gutherie - percussion

The Late Bloomer Band Horn Section:

  • Dniko Evans - tenor sax
  • Matt Wooten - Alto Sax
  • Ronald Rolling - trumpet
  • Terraine ‘Terry’ - trumpet
  • Andre Grant - trombone
  • Patrick Forte Harrison - trombone
  • Ralph Rogers - trumpet
  • Dniko Evans - all horns
  • John McCahey - trombone
  • Dan Wallace - baritone saxophone
  • Zach Reynolds - tenor sax
  • Andrew Frankhouse - tenor sax

Honorary Members:

  • Marc Shapiro - rhythm guitar
  • Jaime Ibacache - guitar, lead guitar
  • Carson Korman - bass guitar
  • Adam Schuman - trumpet
  • Blake Mobley - keys
  • Angelo Moore aka Dr. Madd Vibe - poetry, saxophone, theremin, vocals
  • Norwood Fisher - bass guitar, vocals
  • Sherae Tann - trombone
  • Daniel Wallace - baritone saxophone
  • Shaun McIntyre - soprano sax
  • Joel Sephy Gleiser - keyboard
  • Cory Gilbert - saxophone
  • Richard Milburn - trombone
  • Jon Lipscomb - guitar
  • Kevin Ellis - drums
  • Mario D’Ambrosio - saxophone
  • Kirk Kubicek - percussion
  • Dane Galloway - melodica
  • Lionel Lyles - saxophone
  • Garrett Anderson - guitar
  • Harrison Brazier - guitar, vocals
  • Benzel Baltimore Cowan “Parliament Funkadelic” - drums
  • Ryan Raines - bass guitar
  • Adam Scott-Wakefield - keyboard
  • Lester Wallace - drums
  • Tim Engers - steel drums