Joe Cosas, renaissance man, runs Citrus Music as a producer, music director, performer, and educator. He delivers the best entertainment based out of the Tampa Bay area, playing for several different groups and artists from diverse genres. He currently music directs the contemporary mass at St. Paul’s (16,000+), music directs for Macy Kate (Flo Rida/700K+YouTube subscribers), and plays for the award-winning Hit Factory Band. Joe’s multi-instrumental and production talents have allowed him to produce and record projects with award-winning musicians, including John Blackwell (Prince/Justin Timberlake/Lauren Hill), Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Jonathan Powell (Snoop Dogg/Kool & the Gang/Eddie Palmieri), and Jonathan Thomas (Ascend the Hill). He has performed on the radio and television several times. He also has performed live, notably with Todrick Hall (MTV), Kurt Hugo Schneider (8.8+million YouTube subs), R. Anthony (Voice/Commodores), Caroline Glaser (Voice), Shevonne Philidor (America’s Got Talent – AGT), Justin Rhodes (AGT), Ali Stroker (Glee/Glee Project), Mike MacArthur (Roger Waters/Frankie Valli/K.C. & the Sunshine Band), Fernando Diez (Gloria Estefan/K.C & the Sunshine Band), Mike Gordon (Phish), Phil Magallanes (Arturo Sandoval/Engelbert Humperdinck/Debbie Gibson), and Early Clover (Coasters). He co-wrote Middle Rhythm Session’s “Ragamuffin,” which has been downloaded over 1 million times and nominated for a Florida Grammy. He boasts a discography of 15 albums, all available on iTunes. Recently Joe released his first solo album, “Soundtrack to the Everyday Life,” to a sold out audience at the Straz Center’s TECO Theater. Jason Crosby (Allman Brothers/Bruce Springsteen/Phil Lesh & Friends/Susan Tedechi) worked on the album as a consultant. Joe teaches both Skype and in-person lessons with specialties in musicianship and artist development. Some of his students include Cade Larson (Cade), Conor Lynch (Parrotfish), and Makenzie Raye. He volunteers locally with alcohol and drug recovery groups, and also has taken international music mission trips to the Philippines and Haiti. His wife, Rebecca, is a part-time professional harpist, organist, and pianist. He has a 2 year old daughter and another on the way!