jlattanzi.jpgJoseph W. Lattanzi, a Grammy-nominated musician and radio personality, died on June 28 of cancer. He was 52.
Lattanzi worked as a trumpet player and music arranger. He and his wife, singer/drummer Patti Nasuti, performed at nightclubs and hosted “The Joey & Patti Show” on Cruisin’ 92.1, WVLT FM in Vineland, N.J. They also worked with a wide variety of musicians, including Bobby Rydell, Tito Puente, Count Basie and Alice Cooper.
In 2000, Lattanzi was nominated for a Grammy for his song “Love Me,” which was included in the HBO movie, “Luminarias.”