Joe Latessa has music directed Second City companies aboard the Norwegian Jewel, Dawn, Spirit, and Pearl. Prior to setting sail, he has worked as a music director for Second City in numerous capacities since 1995. In addition to his work at Second City, Joe performed at Chicago’s I.O. Theatre, both as an improviser and as an accompanist. His musical A Lesbian In the Pantry received critical acclaim at the 2005 New York International Fringe Festival. Joe has a BA in music composition from Columbia College.