Joel is a guitarist/producer and composer based in Toronto, and a unique voice in the Canadian and American music scenes. He specializes in electric guitar.
As an in-demand freelance musician, Joel has collaborated with a diverse range of artists. Recent credits include Birds of Chicago, Amelia Curran, Matthew and Jill Barber, Great Lake Swimmers, Royal Wood, Jessica Mitchell, Aviva Chernick, Andrea Koziol, Dione Taylor, Lydia Persaud, Jadea Kelly, and many others. He is thrilled to sometimes play mandolins and guitars in the original hit musical, Come From Away.
Joel has produced records for Dione Taylor, Lindsay Foote, Aviva Chernick, Gathering Sparks, and Jadea Kelly and many others.
Joel’s contributions on guitars, mandolins, slide, and banjo can be heard on several film and television scores by Ari Posner, Amin Bhatia, Stacey Hersh, Rob Carli, and Jim McGrath.
Joel studied jazz performance at Humber College and has trained with some of Canada’s most celebrated jazz players including Don Thompson, Ted Quinlan, David Occhipinti, Jerry Granelli, and Don Palmer.