Joe Gallardo

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Joe Gallardo
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Joe Gallardo at the Unterfahrt Jazz Club in Munich, 2009
Background information
Birth name Jose Gallardo
Born (1939-09-22) September 22, 1939 (age 75)
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Genres Latin jazz, modern jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer and teacher
Instruments Piano, trumpet, trombone

Jose "Joe" Gallardo (September 22, 1939 in Corpus Christi, Texas) is an American jazz musician and composer.[1] He composed the title track of the Mongo Santamaria album Amanecer ("Dawn"), which won the 1978 Grammy Award for Best Latin Recording. Since the late 1970s, he has lived and worked in Germany.

Gallardo was inducted into the South Texas Music Walk of Fame in 2008.[2]


  1. ^ Prange, Carina (July 4, 2008). "Joe Gallardo – "Coach, nicht Lehrer!"" (in German). Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ Hervey, Christine (June 6, 2008). "Celebrating music, art, surf". Corpus Christi Caller-Times.