About Joe


Joe Pignato is an independent composer and guitarist who has written music featured in a variety of multimedia projects.

     He began his musical journey studying guitar and playing in local bands. In 2010 Joe got a chance to put his guitar skills to the test when he took the stage to jam with his hero, guitar legend Steve Vai. Ironically, a few months later Vai would choose Joe as a winner for the Guitar Center Private Session Guitar Competition.
     After some sound advice from Mr. Vai, Joe went on to study film score composition and orchestration and began his career as a visual media composer.
     Using contemporary composition technique along with experience as a rock musician Joe writes in a diverse range of genres. His music has been used to underscore hundreds of film, tv, trailer, and game projects.  Joe's clients include Verizon, ABC, MTV, SyFy, History Channel and many more.

     Joe is also an author of instructional guitar books and is the owner and producer of the  sample library  company


Achievments and Affiliations


-Steve Vai Guitar Center “Private Sessions” Contest Winner – Chosen by guitar legend Steve Vai

-2009 Guitar World Magazine “Shred the Web” Top Ten Finalist

-2011 Top Ten Candidate London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance “Steve Vai Scholarship.”

-ASCAP Member

-Game Audio Network Guild(G.A.N.G) Member

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