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Joel Barford is a 24 year old freelance professional drummer based in London. Joel is known for playing  for/with a variety of people such as the Nigel Price Organ Trio, Anthony Strong, Tom Seals, Ross Stanley, Chris Montague, Alex Garnett, Ant Law, Sam Leak, Alex Hitchcock, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, CC Smugglers, Greg Coulson, Dave Swift, Derek Nash, Dave O'Higgins, John Etheridge, Lucy Merrilyn, Alex Ridout, Pete Long, Liane Carroll and many more.  Joel has played established venues and festivals such as Ronnie Scott's, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Vortex Jazz Club, 606 Jazz Club, North Sea Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, Cambridge Jazz Festival and more across UK and Europe.

Joel is currently touring the U.K. with The Nigel Price Organ Trio. See dates here!

Joel endorses Canopus Drums, Zildjian Cymbals and Vic Firth Sticks.