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Joe Metzer is an Oklahoma native that has been involved in music professionally for well over 30 years.  He has arranged for bands in Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, and Pennsylvania, as well as having been staff arranger for the University of Tulsa and is an internationally recognized composer and arranger, published through the C.L. Barnhouse Music Company in Oskaloosa, Iowa with over 23 pieces in print.  Joe also has several pieces for marching band and marching percussion published through Stone Mill Music at .

Joe Metzer’s teaching honors include award winning programs and state jazz championships at Tulsa area high schools, as well as holding the position of Director of Bands at the University of Tulsa.  Joe is currently Treasurer of OKJE Oklahoma Jazz Educators.

Joe Metzer’s professional trumpet career includes performances with such names as the Temptations, Wayne Newton, Maureen McGovern, the Lettermen, Melissa Manchester, Rich Little, Leslie Uggams, Carol Channing, Liberace, Sandy Duncan, B.J. Thomas, and James Darren as well as local and regional bands including “The HIP Replacement”, “The ZUITS”, and “JOEY and the JAZZ GUYS”.

Joe Metzer plays a Kanstul Model 1500 trumpet that is Laquer with a rose colored bell and a Marcinkiewicz E14 (Bobby Shew 1 Lead) model mouthpiece.