Joe Puma

Joe Puma (August 13, 1927 – May 31, 2000) was an American jazz guitarist.

Puma was born in the Bronx, New York. His first professional experience came with Joe Roland in 1949–50. He played in the band led by Cy Coleman. He acted as a session musician for many jazz musicians of the 1950s, including Louie Bellson, Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five, Eddie Bert, Herbie Mann, Mat Mathews, Chris Connor, and Paul Quinichette, Lee Konitz, and Dick Hyman; he also recorded extensively as a leader at this time. In the 1960s he worked with Morgana King, Bobby Hackett, Gary Burton, and Carmen McRae, and between 1972 and 1977 he and Chuck Wayne led an ensemble. He continued to perform and teach into the late 1990s.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 13th, 1927 (New York City), Died May 31st, 2000 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 88922 11/21/1955 Long ago (and far away) Gramercy Five ; Artie Shaw instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 88923 11/21/1955 I remember you Gramercy Five ; Artie Shaw instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 88924 11/21/1955 More than you know Gramercy Five ; Artie Shaw instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 88925 11/21/1955 My funny valentine Gramercy Five ; Artie Shaw instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Puma, Joe," accessed June 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/338608.

Puma, Joe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/338608.

"Puma, Joe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/338608

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