Joe Satriani Biography

Updated On Jun 16, 2019 Published On Jan 14, 2016
Facts of Joe Satriani
Date of Birth: 1956 , July-15
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Joe Satriani
Birth Name Joseph Satriani
Nick Name Satch
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Westbury, New York, USA
Ethnicity Italian-American
Profession Guitarist
Working For The Square
Net Worth $12 million
Famous for The Square Band
Married Yes
Married to Rubina Satriani
Children 1
Divorce No
Education Five Towns College, Carle Place Middle/High School
Awards Outstanding Guitarist, The Maestro
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Music Group The Square, G3
Albums Not of This Earth, The Extremist, Time Machine, Super Colossal, Shockwave Supernova, What Happens Next
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Joe Satriani is an instrumental rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist from the United States. He is popular in the world for being one of the greatest guitar players of all time. As a guitarist, he worked with music artists Mick Jagger and such high profile artists. He also served as the guitarist of the English band, Deep Purple alongside Steve Morse at the end of 1993.

Joe Satriani's early life

Joe Satriani was born Joseph Satriani in Long Island, New York, United States of America to Italian parents on July 15, 1956. He is an American and is of Italian descent as his paternal and maternal grandparents were all from Italy. 


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The guitarist was motivated to play guitar only after hearing the news of the legendary Jimi Hendrix's death at the age of 14. When he heard the news, he was in football practice, but after hearing the news, he announced to his coach that he was quitting to become a guitarist. 

Joe Satriani's musical career

His musical journey began in 1974 when he started studying music with the Jazz musician/guitarist Billy Bauer and the same genre pianist Lennie Tristano. Satriani studied in Carle Place Middle/High School during his early educational journey. During his later college days, he studied music in the Five Towns College

While studying in college, he taught guitar to many with the most notable student being schoolmate, Steve Vai. Besides him, he has also taught a lot of high-profile guitarists, Kirk Hammett, David Bryson, Kevin Cadogan, Charlie Hunter, and David Turin


Satriani's career kick-started when he formed a pop band The Square in San Francisco with members Jeff Campitelli and Andy Milton. In 1984, he released five songs as extended plays. The band released their first studio album titled Not of This Earth in 1986

Just a year after that, he released another album, Surfing with the Alien on October 15, 1987. This album had a record sales of $1.8 million in the US alone. In 1988, Joe released Dreaming #11. In 1992, he released another album, The Extremist, which ranked at 24th on the Billboard.  

In 1995, he released his self-titled album, Joe Satriani with the Sony Music Label. The song recorded sales of 256,422 on the US with a hundred thousand sales in France. The band has been producing several hit songs and are still on the process of releasing new songs. Their latest album was released in 2018 and was titled What Happens Next

Joe Satriani's married life with wife Rubina Satriani

Joe is a married man. He has been married to his wife Rubina Satriani for a long time. Though the actual date of their marriage is unknown, it is reported that Joe married Rubina in 1981. So, that makes it at least 37 years' of their married life. 

As a married couple, they have also been parents once. They are the parents of their child Zachariah Satriani. Besides this married life, he is not involved in any kind of love affairs, extramarital affairs or any kind of divorce rumors.

Joe Satriani's net worth

Joe Satriani's net worth is said to be around $12 million. The actual figure for his annual salary is unknown. But, he earns a lot from the sales of his albums and also from the tours he has been a part of. 

Joe Satriani's social media

As for his use of social media platforms, then he is an active user on the trending apps like Instagram and Twitter. Joe has over 341K followers on his Instagram with almost 140 posts. While in his Twitter, he has over 380K followers with at least 2500 posts

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Born in Long Island, New York

July 15 , 1956

Joe Satriani was born in Long Island, New York, United States of America to Italian parents. He is an American and is of Italian descent. He is also known by his nickname Satch

Began playing guitar


When Joe Satriani was just 14 years old, the great American guitarist, Jimi Hendrix was dead. He heard a lot of stories about him and his success as a guitarist. He became attracted towards guitar from that time on. 

Studied music


In 1974, Joe Satriani began taking music classes with jazz guitarist Billy Bauer. He also studied music with jazz pianist Lennie Tristano. He became popular as a guitarist within a short period of time and during his early days, he also taught guitar to Steve Vai

Released his first album, Not of This Earth


In 1978, to follow his musical dreams, Joe Satriani moved to Berkeley, California. Few years later, he joined the band called The Squares. There he made several musical connections. He released his debut album, Not of This Earth in 1986 

Released his second album, Surfing with the Alien

October 15 , 1987

With the release of his first album in 1986, Joe Satriani received several positive acclaim. He then went on working in his second album and his second studio album, Surfing with the Alien was released on 15th of October 1987

Joined Deep Purple


Joe Satriani is popular in the world for being one of the greatest guitar players of all time. As a guitarist, he worked with music artists Mick Jagger. He also served as the guitarist of the English band, Deep Purple at the end of 1993.

Nominated in Grammy Award


Grammy Award is one of the prestigious awards in the musical world. Joe Satriani got his first nomination in this award in 1989 for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. Till now, he has been nominated in this award for 15 times but he has not been honored once.