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Turnpike Joe & the Traffic Jam

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Turnpike Joe & the Traffic Jam

Entertaining Long Island, New York since 1977, Turnpike Joe & the Traffic Jam presents its own "tight interpretations" of classic rock and pop tunes of the 60s and 70s, plus originals — with music from Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, and Chuck Berry, to The Ramones, Tom Petty, and Queen.

This professional band, with its signature "tight, clean sound" is comprised of four well seasoned musicians, with a long history of being selected to entertain for some of Long Island's most prestigious music festivals and events, private parties, corporate events, the Long Island Library circuit, and 30+ years in the local club scene.

Members of the band are Turnpike Joe (Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Vocals), Joanne "J-Bird" Phillips (Bass, Percussion, Vocals), Ira Kaye (Bass, Percussion, Vocals), and Jay Sharkey (Drums, Vocals).

Last Updated: June 16, 2018

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