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Joe Puma (August 13, 1927–May 31, 2000) was an American jazz guitarist.

Puma's first professional experience came with Joe Roland in 1949-50. He acted as a session musician for many jazz musicians of the 1950s, including Louie Bellson, Artie Shaw, Eddie Bert, Herbie Mann, Mat Mathews, Chris Connor, and Paul Quinichette; he also recorded extensively as a leader at this time. In the 1960s he worked with Morgana King, Bobby Hackett, Gary Burton, and Carmen McRae, and between 1972 and 1977 he and Chuck Wayne led an ensemble. He continued to perform and teach into the late 1990s. Joe Puma Jr, his son, currently resides in Galveston, TX. And his daughter Rosalie Ann resides in Michigan. His music was featured in "Good morning Vietnam".

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With Gary Burton

With Herbie Mann

With Webster Young

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