Joe Sealy Biography For several years, Joe Sealy has enjoyed a successful career as a musician, actor, composer, music director and recording artist. He has worked in variety television and in such films as "Brown Bread Sandwiches" and "I'll Take Manhattan". Joe was featured in the Bravo television "Jazz Man" series and in Adrienne Clarkson presents, "The Spirit of Africville". He was also featured in the stage productions of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" and "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" and won a Dora Mavor Moore award for music direction in the Toronto production of "Ain't Misbehavin'". Joe has performed with a wide variety of notable performers such as Sammy Davis Jr., and John Candy, and with jazz greats, Joe Williams and Milt Jackson. He also toured for six months with "Blood Sweat & Tears". In January and February of 1997, Joe completed a 19 concert tour including the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. of his Juno winning CD release, "Africville Suite". In the spring of 1997, Joe was featured in a 20 city national tour of Timothy Findlay's "Piano Man's Daughter" along with Veronica Tennant and Sylvia Tyson. He was also a featured guest on the "Hallelujah" television show. In 1998 the Joe Sealy quartet performed in 8 concerts in Western Canada, including live appearance on "Vicki Gabareau Show" and did a 2 week tour of Norway and Denmark including a performance at the world famous "Jazz House" in Copenhagen. In the same year he was nominated for a Gemini award for his musical score for the documentary film "The Road Taken". In the year 1999 Joe wrote and recorded a new theme and music for Television Ontario's "Imprint" book show and in the same year he and his music/business partner Paul Novotny, released their Juno nominated CD, "Blue Jade". Joe often performs in concert as a soloist, and with The "Nathaniel Dett Chorale". He has also been touring with Cindy Church and George Koller in their Hoagy Carmichael musical revue called "The Nearness Of You", and were featured performers on the televised 2002 East Coast Music Awards Show. In October of 2003, Joe and Paul released a seasonal CD called "The Man In The Red Suit" on their Triplet Records label. Most recently, Joe was the music director of the highly acclaimed "Tonya Lee Williams Gospel Jubilee" television special, a CBC radio Words & Music Special called "East Coasting", and "The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards". Joe is also the host of a weekly radio show called "Joe Sealy's Duets" on Jazz FM 91.