trumpet. composer. arranger. educator.


Joseph Badaczewski has performed trumpet, vocals, and auxiliary percussion for millions of people across the globe for over 17 years in nearly every style of music. He is also an active composer and arranger, and his work has reached various media outlets nationwide. He has been a faculty member of 3 universities and a staple of the Pittsburgh music scene since his return home in 2012, and currently teaches trumpet at Duquesne University, replacing the legendary Sean Jones. For these reasons (and for easier pronunciation),  he is better known as "Joe Bad."