Joe Ortiz


Joe Ortiz

Joe was born in New York City and raised in the South Bronx.
He developed his talents as a multi-instrumentalist, writer, arranger and finally - record producer. By the mid 70's
where he performed with such greats as Dave Valentin, Dave Grusin,
Ruben Blades, Clarence Burke, Tito Puente, Hugh Masekela, Angie Bofil, Lee Jaffe of the Wailers as well as
Producing the themes for UK TV shows.
He would later embark on a two-year tour with Inner Circle, the tour
which lead him to the UK where he meets his now wife and work partner of 35 years - Pauly.
Highlights include working for Clacton Radio (obviously) appearances at Madison Square Garden, Rainbow Theatre
and Earl's Court, the Hammersmith Palais, Redding Festival,  the Marquee (Soho) and many other iconic arenas throughout
Joe's father was a well-known broadcaster in New York, Chicago and Puerto Rico and this in no small way helped to
forge Joe's love of playing music and jabbering on the ol' mic as he does.
With his own take on life
as well as music taste and everything else.
He’s on air 5 days a week. If you listen to his shows, it will become evident
that there is a lot more to Joe than just his good looks.

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