Joel Barford is a 23 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.

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Rock This Town - Danny Wares Virtual Jazz Orchestra

Bjorn Woodhall/Jonathan Towers/Joel Barford Trio

I Don't Wanna Grow Up - KT Tunstall/Tom Seals

When You Get Back - Tom Seals

Lucy Merrilyn EP
Joel Barford Quartet @ Ronnie Scott's
Nigel Price Organ Trio
Nigel Price Organ Trio
Nigel Price Organ Trio
Keswick Jazz Festival 2018
Keswick Jazz Festival
Keswick Jazz Festival 2018
EVE Studios Manchester
Keswick Jazz Festival 2018
Keswick Jazz Festival 2018
Keswick Jazz Festival 2018
Keswick Jazz Festival 2018
Keswick Jazz Festival 2018
Keswick Jazz Festival 2018
Keswick Jazz Festival
Keswick Jazz Festival
Barford/Hitchcock/Ollendorff/Lea
Ronnie Scott's Late Late Show
EVE Studios Manchester
EVE Studios Manchester
EVE Studios Manchester
EVE Studios Manchester
EVE Studios Manchester
EVE Studios Manchester
BSOQ LJF 2017
Tom Seals Session
Tom Seals Session
Barford/Stoneman Organ Quintet
Tom Seals Session
Longdean Workshop 2016
Bospop 2016
CC Smugglers @ The Forge
Colours of Ostrava 2016
Bospop 2016
Colours of Ostrava 2016
TW Classic 2016
CC Smugglers Photo Shoot
Rock Werchter 2015
Rock Werchter 2015
Joel & Steve Gadd
Rock Werchter 2015
Rhythms of the World 2015
Colours of Ostrava 2016
Tom Seals Session
Tom Seals Session
Colours of Ostrava 2016
Sadler's Wells 2019
Tom Seals Session

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