Joey Arcuri is an upright and electric bassist working as an independent freelance musician. He completed his undergraduate degree through two schools. His freshman and sophomore years were completed at SUNY Purchase’s Music Conservatory, studying with the principal of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, Tim Cobb. Joey finished his classical bass performance degree under the teaching of Dr. Nicholas Walker at Ithaca College.
During and after his time at school, Joey began to get hired for jazz gigs, part time orchestra jobs, and popular music groups. He has done a dozen or more musicals. He has performed with acts such as Melinda Doolittle, Clay Aiken, Jane Monheit, and Cheryl Bentyne. In 2012, Joey joined a nationally touring band, Driftwood, out of Binghamton, NY. Joey also teaches at the Community School of Music and Arts in Ithaca, NY. As a faculty member there and privately, Joey has a large studio, teaching double bass, electric bass, cello, guitar, and piano. As a musician, recording artist, songwriter, and educator, Joey Arcuri continues to be a musical force of the Central New York area.