Born and raised in Singapore, Joe Lee pursued his BA Hons degree in Jazz at Lasalle College of the Arts and graduated with first class honours. He has played both big band and ensemble categories for the youth mentorship programmes at The Singapore International Jazz Festival in 2015 and 2016. He was also part of a free jazz trio project led by Lasalle head lecturer Dr. Timothy O 'Dwyer and was involved in 2 music theatre production as house guitarist. After graduation, he was involved in mentoring at the JazzAsia Workshop – jazz @ the Red Dot 2018 and playing for the Jazz Association (Singapore) Youth Orchestra (JassYO!).
He is currently actively involved as a sideman in various local jazz groups and has played at many live venues across Singapore such as the Victoria Theatre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, SOTA Concert Hall, Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, Esplanade Concourse and many more.