Joe is the founder and executive producer of Tumbleweed Productions, an event production & marketing company specializing in producing Festivals and Special Events since 1996, serving as one of the founding Directors for HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival (USCAF) in 1995. Lang oversaw all operations & communications for the 13-year run of USCAF thru 2007 with the event becoming the premiere summit in the comedy industry. Lang served as Executive Director of the 501c3 organization Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) in 2011, and had served as Director of Festivals & Education Programs since 1997, creating Festivals in both Aspen & Snowmass, Colorado as well as Sonoma , California (Sonoma Jazz+ 2005-2011). Lang also created & produced education programs under the JAS banner (JAS Academy & LEI Programs), and with the Thelonious Monk Institute, Jazz@Lincoln Center and the Berklee College of Music.