Lecturer, jazz guitar & studio recording

Joe Capps is a lecturer of music at the University of Vermont where he teaches studio production courses and private instruction in jazz guitar. After Berklee, Joe began teaching and performing in Burlington, Vermont, and the regional area. He has had countless performances in clubs, studios, and private engagements as a solo artist as well as a group leader or sideman for various musical ensembles. Joe plays acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, and keyboards.  Joe also owns and engineers a professional project recording studio Poker Hill, where he has made many CD recordings of his own and other artists.

Joe has been the opening act performer for Doc Watson, Paula Poundstone, and Ray Charles.

Joe Capps

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Studio recording, jazz guitar


  • B.Mus. (Jazz Studies), Berklee College of Music


Office Location:

Music Building A322

  1. joecapps.com

Courses Taught

MUL I - Private Lessons, jazz guitar

MU 021 - Group Lessons, jazz guitar

MU 131 B - Jazz Guitar Combo

MU 161 - Studio Production I

MU 162 - Studio Production II

MU 261 - Studio Production III