Portrait of Joseph, ‘I am an Opera’ (after Memling) by Franciscus and Franciscus, Amsterdam 2015

Joseph Keckler is a singer, humorist, songwriter, and artist who has garnered acclaim for his rich, versatile 3+ octave voice and sharp wit. He often combines humor, autiobiography and classical forms and themes. The Village Voice named him “Best Downtown Performance Artist” and the New York Times declared him a “major vocal talent” who “shatters conventional boundaries.” Joseph has been featured on BBC America’s The Nerdist and WNYC Soundcheck, and has recently appeared at venues including SXSW, UCB, Centre Pompidou, BAM, Third Man Records, PEN American Center, Miami Art Basel, Merkin Hall, and many others.

Joseph has received residencies from MacDowell and Yaddo, as well as an award from Creative Capital, a Franklin Furnace Grant and a Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work from New York Foundation for the Arts. He recently made his off-broadway debut in Preludes at Lincoln Center. He is currently working on a new EP and videos. A book of his writing, Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World, is forthcoming from Turtle Point Press late this year.