Read what others are saying about JHM

Dr. Phil Norris:

"Former Marine Band artist, Joe Hubbard, has produced this album of hymn and gospel song arrangements around the theme of timeless theological truths that transcend time and style. And the album spans a wide range of styles including gospel, big-band jazz, bossa nova, jazz rock, and quasi classical. The arrangements are fresh and inventive...The playing on every cut is impeccable technically and artistically...This is one of the finest recordings in this genre anywhere, musically, and spiritually."

    CD Ratings...

  • > Performance - Outstanding, the finest of its kind
  • > Repertoire - Outstanding
  • > Recording Quality - Outstanding
  • > Overall - Outstanding

Quote and information is reprinted from Volume 22, No.2 of the Christian Instrumentalist & Directors Association Newsletter.

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Bruce Van Sickle:

"Joe Hubbard is not only an outstanding musician, but also an outstanding communicator of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I highly recommend Joe to any organization for concerts and outreach activities."

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Dr. R. C. Sproul:

"You have done an incredible job on the Timeless Truth CD. As it says on the cover, it combines inspiration and smooth jazz. It is clear that you are honoring God with your music. I’ll spend many hours enjoying it."

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Larry Pauley:

"God’s call to pastors is to be faithful under shepherds of Jesus Christ. This call regards not only how they lead their flocks, but what they provide for their flocks to feed on spiritually as well. Joe Hubbard’s ministry is a genuine help to any pastor who desires his flock to have a well balanced ’diet’ in their music. Joe’s passion for God’s truth and commitment to musical excellence provide a banquet to which any pastor should be glad to call the people of God. I am not only glad to recommend Joe’s ministry to the local churches across our nation. I am looking forward to having him back at our church!

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Dr. Phil Norris:

"Joe Hubbard, formerly of 'The President’s Own' (United States Marine Band), has put together a joyful collection of standard hymns and gospel songs in a variety of easy listening and smooth jazz styles including gospel blues, swing, and ballad. Improvisation ranges from light melodic embellishment to free improvisation done in a relaxed light approach. The arrangements and performing are very tasteful and fresh with CD notes to provide complete texts to each song for personal meditation."

    CD Ratings...

  • > Performance - EXCELLENT
  • > Recording quality - EXCELLENT

Quote and information is reprinted from Volume 18, No.2 of the Christian Instrumentalist & Directors Association Newsletter .

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Dr. Charlie Worley:

"Joe Hubbard’s music and ministry beautifully encourages the hearts of believers, while pointing all people to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Combining a unique blend of classic hymns and songs with fresh tasteful smooth jazz or classical arrangements, Hubbard’s sound will usher you into the presence of God in worship and praise. Highly recommended."

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Dr. Elwood H. Chipchase:

"The concert you gave at the Calvary Bible College Fine Arts Series was a demonstration of how an instrumental presentation can be used to honor Christ with a clear gospel message along with your testimony of how God is working in your life. You wove Scriptures together with the music to make the evening delightful, enjoyable, entertaining, and a ministry to our souls. Thank you for sharing your talents with us at Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary."

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Dr. William Ross:

"Joe Hubbard is a committed and gifted follower of Jesus Christ. His abilities on the saxophone and clarinet not only pleases the ear but greatly facilitates worship and praise of God. His sensitivity to God and to people serve well in his ministry for the Master."

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Jim Baham:

"Joe is a man of real passion for the Lord, and his music reflects this intensity and love for Christ. He has spent a life in preparing and sharpening his skills. He has played for President’s and kings, but his greatest delight is playing for the KING OF KINGS. Joe is not just a performer in "front of people", but is a dedicated father and husband. You will be blessed by Joe’s obvious skill, and you will be inspired by his heart for the Lord’s glory."

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Sid Galloway, B.S., M. Div:

"I strongly recommend the extraordinarily talented music ministry of Joe Hubbard. Joe’s desire is for all esteem to go to God alone, thus his music reaches beyond the flesh, and communicates soul to soul."

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Duncan Cox:

"God has given Joe Hubbard the wonderful ability to take familiar hymns and make them fresh and new, reminding me of Isaiah 42:10: ’Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth...’ When Joe plays, and I listen and meditate on the words to the hymns he plays, I am worshiping the God who loves me and sent His Son to redeem me in a new and marvelous way. Thanks for using your gift, Joe!"

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Dean O'Bryan:

"Joe’s marvelous style and his good heart create music for the soul. You won’t be disappointed in the music or the man. He serves well because of his heart for God and people, blending many styles to appeal to all types of people."

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Otto Reitnauer:

"Joe’s careful mixing of hymns and contemporary choruses for both clarinet and saxophone are a delight to experience. Our people were warmed by his testimony, encouraged by his music, and challenged by his love for Christ."

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Kreg Bryan:

"With refreshing vigor, Hubbard is able to bring to audiences what they really need, sacred theology on fire: A quality concert that pierces the heart with music that stirs the passions, and yet, Biblical content that is rich and engages the mind as well. Hubbard's ministry is the type of music ministry the church desperately needs at the dawn of a new millennium."

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Dave Moore:

"I appreciate Joe’s personal faith and integrity, which are evident in the way he presents himself as a performer and a person. The concert was great; better still knowing how earnestly Joe wants to honor God with his ministry."

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Chuck Weatherford:

"Joe Hubbard is a tremendous musician and a great Christian witness. I know he will bless your congregation... I recommend him without reservation!"

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Leonard Busch:

"We are living at one of those rare moments when the usually clear distinctions between ’what was,’ ’what is,’ and ’what is to come’ have become blurry. Joe Hubbard is one of those rare men who seem to have been prepared by God for just such a moment. His training in classical music and his heartfelt appreciation for the beloved hymns of our Christian heritage combine in an unexpected way with a grasp of contemporary musical idioms to produce a sound that is both timely and timeless."

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