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About

ABOUT

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Joe Tayoun is a second generation Lebanese-American percussionist who offers inspired performances and masterful workshops to students of all ages and backgrounds.

Joe started playing for public audiences at the age of 8 at his family's restaurant where Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Armenian, Greek and Israeli music and dance were performed nightly for forty years.  He has taught children in Pennsylvania and New Jersey schools, including Swarthmore, Temple, Villanova, and Rowan, to name a few.

WHERE TO CATCH JOE LIVE!

Joe actively performs with several ensembles, including Jaffna, a World Music ensemble, and The Roddenberries, a sci-fi rock n' roll band.  He posts his upcoming gigs on Facebook!

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Upcoming Events

  • Jaffna LIVE
    Jaffna LIVE
    Thu, Jul 13
    Philadelphia
    Jul 13, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Philadelphia, 141 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Jul 13, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Philadelphia, 141 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Philadelphia's World Music Ensemble
  • Drumming at Pretzel Park Manayunk
    Drumming at Pretzel Park Manayunk
    Sat, Jul 01
    Philadelphia
    Jul 01, 2023, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
    Philadelphia, 4300 Silverwood St, Philadelphia, PA 19127, USA
    Jul 01, 2023, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
    Philadelphia, 4300 Silverwood St, Philadelphia, PA 19127, USA
    World Drumming Circle, All Ages and levels, Family Friendly, Drums provided
  • Mid East Ensemble LIVE
    Mid East Ensemble LIVE
    Thu, Jun 22
    Philadelphia
    Jun 22, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Philadelphia, 141 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Jun 22, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Philadelphia, 141 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    An Evening of Live Middle Eastern Music and Dancing by MEESHA
  • Trio Levant
    Trio Levant
    Fri, Jun 16
    Philadelphia
    Jun 16, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Philadelphia, 2200 E Dauphin St, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA
    Jun 16, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Philadelphia, 2200 E Dauphin St, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA
    Join Roger Mgrdichian - Oud, Joseph Tayoun - Percussion, Karinne Andonian -Vocals and Viola and Stan Slotter - Flute and Trumpet for Music from Anatolia and the Levant
  • Dumming at Pretzel Park
    Dumming at Pretzel Park
    Sat, Jun 03
    Philadelphia
    Jun 03, 2023, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
    Philadelphia, 4300 Silverwood St, Philadelphia, PA 19127, USA
    Jun 03, 2023, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
    Philadelphia, 4300 Silverwood St, Philadelphia, PA 19127, USA
    Drum Circle, All Ages and Levels, Families Welcome, Drums provided
  • Frankie Bradley's: Barakka & Vahe Sarkissian Band
    Frankie Bradley's: Barakka & Vahe Sarkissian Band
    Thu, May 18
    Philadelphia
    May 18, 2023, 7:00 PM – 11:50 PM
    Philadelphia, 1320 Chancellor St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    May 18, 2023, 7:00 PM – 11:50 PM
    Philadelphia, 1320 Chancellor St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Rocked out evening of Turkish and Armenian Music
Speaking

WORKSHOPS

Joe has extensive local and global experience in sharing his talents, knowledge, and light-hearted humor with learners of all ages, backgrounds, and musical abilities.

World Drummers of Independence Charter School Philadelphia, PA