Position: Musical Director and Conductor
Occupation: Trumpeter, Music Teacher, Band Director
Trombone: Valved Soprano Trombone
Teachers: William Dimmer, Dr. Fordyce Pier
Influences: Many, many, many
Bio: Joel is known for his versatility as a trumpeter. He is as comfortable playing lead trumpet with the pops orchestra as traditional New Orleans music or baroque piccolo trumpet. He is a regular performer with many local artists and diverse musical ensembles, including the the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, The Edmonton Jazz Orchestra, Edmonton Opera, Pro Coro Canada, the Don Berner Sextet, the Retrofitz, the Polyjesters, the Tommy Banks Big Band, The New Orleans Connection, and Capital Brass, to name only a few. He is a veteran in the orchestra pit, having performed many professional musical theatre productions at the Citadel Theatre, as well as in other venues. He has graced the stage alongside such greats as Tommy Banks, Arnie Chycowski, Guido Basso, Kent Sangster, Andrew Glover, and P.J. Perry. He has recorded on over 20 CDs and performed numerous times for CBC radio.