Valerie Smaldone Interviews Musician Joe Traina

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If you’re looking for a musician who really “gets” the era of the Great American Songbook, look no further than Joe Traina, a clarinetist and saxophonist, band leader and theatre professional.

Valerie Smaldone interviews musician Joe Trania, the three tomatoesJoe performs music from that wonderful time period, as well as jazz, and is in the process of producing his fifth CD. He has worked in the Broadway realm for over twenty years, but still finds time to practice his beloved instruments.

Valerie Smaldone interviews musician Joe Traina

Take a listen to my conversation with this accomplished musician, here on The Three Tomatoes.


  • Valerie Smaldone

    Valerie Smaldone is a 5-time Billboard Magazine Award winner and is well known for her unprecedented success holding the #1 on-air position in the New York radio market on 106.7 Life-FM, an iHeart station. She has hosted, produced, and created several award-winning nationally syndicated programs featuring in-depth interviews with stars like Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Elton John and Mariah Carey among others. Her radio talk show "Bagels and Broadway" highlighted theatre and food personalities. She is an accomplished interviewer and voice artist heard on commercials, narrations, promos and audiobooks, as well as a sought after live announcer. Most recently, Valerie produced and directed a film, The Thursday Night Club, featuring pop diva Gloria Gaynor in her movie acting debut. She is one of the creators and producers of a docu-series, Divine Renovation, starring Erik Estrada, on streaming networks soon.

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