Berklee College of Music, M.M. Jazz Pedagogy, B.S. Media Communications, Western Illinois University
Private Lessons, Jazz Ensembles, Improvisation, Classical Styles
Live shows, Professional Recordings, Independant Recordings, Session Music, Regional Tours, Eropean Tours
About Joel R.
Joel's academic career also included various regional and national performance tours, including a European tour in support of John Fedchock's "The Third Degree" CD release. Joel is an active performer, and his performances include the esteemed company of Ellis Marsalis, Delfeyo Marsalis, Mark Whitfield, Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Daniels, Tim Hagans, Jim Snidero, Von Freeman, Willie Pickens, Fred Hersch, Robert Shy, Maynard Ferguson, and David Liebman.
In addition to his numerous live performances, Joel's professional career is filled with extensive recording sessions. Prior to the performance tour, he served as a session musician on the above-mentioned "The Third Degree" CD, which received a five-star review in the October 1995 issue of Downbeat Magazine, and favorable reviews in the London Jazz Journal. Joel has recorded and produced an independent CD of his own, featuring various recordings of his live performances.
Joel has a wide range of teaching experience as well, including private and classroom instruction of English as a Second Language at Berklee College of Music, as well as teaching undergraduate jazz ensembles and improvisation as well. He has been teaching private lessons with Music & Arts for many years, and is happy to meet with you to discuss his lesson program.