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Joe Braccio

Saint Petersburg , FL
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LOCATION

3319 Boca Ciega dr
Saint Petersburg, FL US 33710

PHONE

727-421-1956
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Joe Braccio, guitarist and steel drummer, has taught at St Petersburg college, Eckerd College, Clearwater Christian College, Gibbs High School (PCCA), John Hopkins Middle School Magnet... Read more
Joe Braccio, guitarist and steel drummer, has taught at St Petersburg college, Eckerd College, Clearwater Christian College, Gibbs High School (PCCA), John Hopkins Middle School Magnet and Perkins Elementary School of the Arts.

Joe Braccio has over 35 years’ experience with various styles of music including Rock, Classical, world music, Top 40, Jazz, R&B, Blues, Latin and chamber music. He has taught over 7,000 private students, many of whom have won awards and competitions in both the classical, jazz and rock idioms as well as being signed by major music labels including: Virgin Records, Atlantic Records, Sony and MCA. Currently he is a member of the Tampabay steel orchestra and has played in a flute-guitar duo with Barbara Prescott for 30 years. Today he continues a busy and active performing career on both guitar and steel drums with his wife Lori.

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Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist
What instruments does your group play?
Drums, Flute, Guitar, Violin

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Joe Braccio was just awesome! I was very pleased with his accompaniment at my wedding. Thank you!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Barb
Wedding:
6/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I send all of my clients to Joe. He does an excellent job, very reliable and is one of the best if not the best in our area when it comes to steel drums and guitar. I highly recommend Joe. Barb - Artistry Designs Group
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jackie
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Joe is a fabulous musician who played steel drums at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Our guests really enjoyed listening to the music and thought it was a unique touch to our wedding. He is easy to communicate with and can help with any song selection that you would want.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Erin
Wedding:
6/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Joe was absolutely amazing at our wedding. The steel drum sounded perfect and really fulfilled our beach wedding. He also went out of his way to help our officiant be heard during the ceremony. Thanks Joe for all of your help!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Stefanie
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Excellent service. Would definitely use again
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Pat
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
My clients have nothing but the highest praise for Joe. It is a pleasure to be booking him.
Pat Fenda, Strictly Entertainment, Inc.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Shannon
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Joe did our beach side ceremony music and our cocktail hour. The steel drums were a perfect fit for the beach theme. Perfect from beginning to end!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Helen
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Joe was great! Everyone loved the ceremony and cocktail hour music.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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CircuSkorp
Wedding:
4/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Your performance at our sunset wedding on Anna Maria Island was phenomenal - you highlighted all of our memories perfectly, and our families raved about you courteous and professional, yet fun, demeanor! When my wife and I have friends and family planning special events in the Tampa area, we will definitely recommend your services.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kim
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Joe was wonderful to work with and made the wedding and cocktail hour even more enjoyable for our guests!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Elaine
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Joe was extremely professional and the music he provided was perfect for our daughter's beach wedding. If you have the opportunity to utilize his service, I am sure you would not be disappointed!!! Thank you so much Joe, it was perfect!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Donna
Wedding:
4/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Joe played steel drums at our wedding ceremony, and our cocktail hour. We had a small wedding (~25 people) so a band or DJ for the reception felt a little overwhelming. Joe offered the use his sound system with our iPhone playlist for the reception - it was a perfect solution! Only problem was, construction of our playlist fell through the cracks and we found ourselves with no music!! Without a single complaint (or roll of his eyes), Joe stayed the whole time playing music and keeping our guests entertained - I couldn't thank him enough! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed his beautiful music, and the ambiance was exactly what we had hoped for. Everything was just wonderful!!

I owe Joe's wife a very special thank you too, for being there at the right place and the right time (I'm sure she remembers why!) THANK YOU BOTH for contributing so much to our perfect wedding!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Joe, Laurie and Barbara were the perfect match for our Granddaughter's Outdoor Wedding at Sunken Gardens. The music was tastefully done and floated through the gardens like a beautiful breeze. There was no stress with the trio of musicians, they came early, started playing early due to the guest gathering in the garden and were impeccable in their delivery of each and every piece of music. A truly professional group of musicians. I would highly recommend them. Thank you all.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Joe, and his wife Lori, were fantastic and went over and beyond to make my daughter's wedding the special day that she wanted. We were so fortunate to have someone recommend them to us.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Tiffany
Wedding:
12/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Joe put on an amazing performance at our wedding! We could not have asked for a better experience. His steel drum and entertainment skills were all the rage with our guests. Thank you for making our night so special!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Cindy
Wedding:
12/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Joe is always wonderful to work with! He is a true professional and always dependable. He is extremely talented and we love working with him!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sheldon
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for a true 'musician' - Joe is your guy! Not only was his talent exceptional; but, his presence & professionalism was felt throughout the night - I was proud to have him represent us! Now, add some flare by way of spontaneity & versatility & flexibility.. and then, you can relax - knowing at least the music part of your function will exceed your expectations. One last thing I feel compelled to share about Joe.. I was skeptical believing I could find a Steel Drummer to meet expectations from my family (because we're from Trinidad) - if my parents were impressed with his selection of old time & new songs.. with how his hammer hit the pans.. with how their feet were chippin' on the dance floor.. Then, let your worries fly away.. he'll grab his guitar or anything you desire.. what remains are happy feet, a little sweat and a whole lotta good times!! Thanks Joe - we'll be in touch!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Private User
Wedding:
11/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Joe played the steel drums for my daughter's rehearsal dinner and was terrific!!! We had a tropical theme and his music gave a wonderful ambience to our theme...our guests loved it! Joe is also talented at playing the guitar. Thanks Joe, you were a big hit. I can't wait to throw another party!
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Jon
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Joe played the steel drums for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He showed up on time, looked respectable and most of all did an amazing job. All of my guests were blown away and really enjoyed the atmosphere that he helped provide, I would definitely hire him again!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lora
Wedding:
8/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Joe is an amazing professional! He is very easy to work with, flexible when last minute changes come up and always willing to offer a suggestion to help make the day even better.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Joe! He came highly recommended from our wedding venue ("The best in the business" we were told) and they were correct. Joe played the steel drums for our beach-side cocktail hour. He entertained all of our guests' silly requests and created the relaxed, vacation-like vibe we wanted. Although we didn't need additional services, Joe was more than willing to provide a number of musical alternatives for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. He was friendly, efficient, and answered all of my million questions without hesitation. If you are looking for live music, look no further than Joe Braccio.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Joe Braccio provided the steel drum music at my daughter's cocktail hour last week and was AWESOME. Our guests complimented us on the music he provided. My daughter was married on the beach and the ceremony was followed by an outdoor cocktail hour. The beach-side setting combined with Joe's performance created a wonderful tropical ambience. For anyone wishing to have a professional, Joe Braccio is definitely a great choice. We highly recommend him!
Services Used: Ceremony Music,
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Marie
Wedding:
2/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Joe and his flutist performed for my ceremony and reception. He was open to suggestions for music choices, but we had him play what he thought was best - and it was great!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/11/2012
5.0/5.0
When we were looking for a venue, Joe was warming up for a ceremony and I just KNEW I wanted him to play at ours! He was SO easy going and very flexible to work with, and he kept in communication and was highly professional. I was blown away by his performance at my ceremony, it was amazing! Please consider him also for your cocktail hour- I had him do ours and it ROCKED, it set the perfect tone for our reception! My guests LOVED the music and couldn't stop raving about him! Brides- you need him!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Joe Braccio provided outstanding musical service for our wedding. He and his accompanist with flute played for the wedding ceremony at the Hilton Clearwater Beach and also he played stee drums solo for the reception which was held on a deck overlooking the beach. Mr. Braccio was very helpful and responsive in helping to select music for both events, had a wide repertoire of music to select from, volunteer to provide an extra microphone set-up for the officiant (saving us $200), was very accommodating to have my niece sing a selection during the ceremony (he did a great job of working with her before the ceremony to get in some practice), he was very flexible in moving locations at the hotel to accommodate a storm on the beach, he also was very adaptable in smoothly covering up a missed section of the ceremony by the officiant, and his music on guitar and steel drums was very well done -- we got many compliments. Overall, Joe Braccio is a first rate, experienced professional musician -- we would definitely select him again for our wedding and would highly recommend him to others. George and Dona
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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George
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Joe is truly a professional. We hired him to do steel drums at a beach wedding and he exceeded all expectations. His music truly enhanced our wedding experience.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Samantha
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Joe Braccio was a great addition to our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. The steel drum music really brought our beach wedding to life, we were very pleased!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Tami
Wedding:
4/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Joe played the steel drums for my daughter's cocktail hour before her wedding reception this past weekend. He was AWESOME! The guests LOVED his music---what a talent!!!! He really set the fun, casual party atmosphere for the evening.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We hired Joe to play steel drums for our beach wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He is an awesome musician and everything was beautiful. We had so many compliments about his playing from our guests and it really set the mood for our perfect wedding.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Joe Braccio made our wedding unique with classical guitar during the ceremony. He personalized the whole experience for us. He was everything we asked him to be. I have seen him play several different music styles and events around st Pete and knew he would be the person to have play for our wedding.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Conner
Wedding:
2/8/2014
4.9/5.0
Joe was a magician on the guitar and helped us narrow down which of our favorite songs would translate well for the ceremony/cocktail hour. This obviously wasn't his first rodeo and we would recommend him to others.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2/9/2013
4.9/5.0
Joe was great! We had many people compliment the music of our ceremony! He even learned a song for us that we had requested! Joe was easy to work with... we actually communicated only through email discussion and it was easy and perfect. He is a wonderfully talented musician!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Joe performed on steel drums for my daughters beach wedding ceremony and we got so many wonderful comments on his music and his overall performance before and after the ceremony. Because we were doing sunset photos of the wedding party we asked him to perform during the cocktail hour as well at a seperate venue. He was great and his music really enhanced the whole tropical theme of the wedding. He was responsive to all of our requests, very professional and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to add a special touch to their ceremony.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lisa
Wedding:
4/16/2014
4.8/5.0
As we were coming from Canada to have our wedding in Florida, Joe Braccio was recommended to me by a local caterer. I have no regrets deciding to go with Joe. He was pleasant to deal with and very flexible in the songs I wanted to hear him play.
He was punctual and very professional.

He creates beautiful music and would definitely recommend him.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Carmel
Wedding:
10/10/2012
4.8/5.0
Very good service from Joe. Everyone enjoyed the music.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Holly
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.8/5.0
Joe played the steel drums for our rehearsal dinner and cocktail hour of our wedding. He was sooo good! We couldn't have been happier. He was professional, friendly, and so talented. He switched to the classical guitar for our wedding march and that was beautiful too! I highly recommend Joe!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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