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, Louis Dowdeswell Big Band, Marshall Gilkes, Anthony Strong, Ian Livingstone, Tom Seals, Ross Stanley, Chris Montague, Alessio Menconi, Alex Garnett, Sam Leak, Alex Hitchcock, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, CC Smugglers, Greg Coulson, Ashton Jones, Scarlet Pines, Dave O'Higgins, Lucy Merrilyn, Big Daddy Wilson, 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 Zildjian Cymbals and Vic Firth Sticks.