Joe Puma Biography
Born: August 13, 1927 in Bronx, NY.
Died: May 31, 2000 in New York, NY.
Mr. Puma played with Joe Roland (first professional job, 1949-1950), Louie Bellson, Artie Shaw, Herbie Mann, Mat Mathews, Chris Connor, Paul Quinichette, Morgana King, Bobby Hackett, Gary Burton, Carmen McRae, Chuck Wayne, among others. He recorded as a leader from 1954 through the 1990s on over a dozen albums.
He has also worked as a recording engineer at Select Sound Studio in upstate New York.