Cello Joe

Bay Area native Joey Chang – also known as Cello Joe – performs Saturday night at CSMA.

The Community School of Music and Arts presents beatboxing cellist Joey Chang in a free concert scheduled 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The performance also will be livestreamed on CSMA’s YouTube channel at youtu.be/2F6U7z55O5U.

Professionally known as Cello Joe, Chang will perform his “Interactive Spontaneous Song Machine,” which encourages the audience to not only listen, but also to laugh, shout, sing, clap and stomp as he plays the cello while beatboxing, looping and singing classical and hip-hop songs.

A Bay Area native, Chang earned his degree in professional music with a concentration in cello performance, music education, songwriting and world percussion from Berklee College of Music. With more than 30 years of cello experience, he has performed all over the world as a soloist, with ensembles, bands and in theatrical productions. He specializes in improvisation and alternative


Chang’s lyrics weave together sustainability, environmental justice and social awareness. By beatboxing, throat singing, plucking and bowing the cello, he mimics many styles of music – from dub-step to folk, rock, classical and hip hop.

Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are required to wear face masks, provide ID, show proof of vaccination and be age 12 or older.

Donations are welcome at donatenow.


For more information, call (650) 917-6800 or visit arts4all.org.