A native New Yorker who was influenced by Opera and Jazz at an early age, Joe Battaglia studied his craft Dr. Charles Colin. His big brilliant sound is considered one of the best. Joe has performed all over the world, especialy with Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, and Tony Bennet. His New York Big Band is very successful performing at Lincoln Center, weddings, and political fundraisers, most recently for Hillary Clinton, Rudolph Guiliani, and Barbara Walters. The New York Big Band is currently the house band at The Edison Ballroom in New York City. Joe Franklin of WOR Radio introduced his several CDs and they are heard on over 1,500 radio stations across America.