JOSEPH DALEY was born in New York City's Harlem, and began his musical studies in elementary school and received high honors throughout his school years. During his high school years, he began performing on the Latin music scene performing alongside such fine musicians as Rene McLean, Monquito Santamaria, Andy Gonzalez, Alex Blake and many others. He received a scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music where he got his B.A. in Performance and a M.A. in Music Education which led to a career as an educator in the New York and New Jersey school systems from 1976 until his retirement in 2005. Joseph is also currently a member of the eclectic ensemble Hazmat Modine, under the direction of musician and visual artist Wade Schuman. Schuman's paintings helped inspire the creation of Daley's "Seven Deadly Sins" project, which was developed at the McDowell Colony in 2001. In addition to his Earth Tones Ensemble, Ebony Brass Quintet, and his solo performances, Joseph's focus right now is on his next recording project, "The Seven Virtues," featuring a large string ensemble.