Current Projects

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Nigel Price Organ Trio

Nigel Price is a highly skilled guitarist as well as an accomplished composer whose swinging bebop approach combined with flawless control is a delight to hear. He has played on more than 50 albums, spent ten years with acid jazz outfit the Filthy Six, was a member of James Taylor’s jazz/funk band for 3 years and has played at Ronnie Scott’s over 600 times. As leader, he has recorded 9 albums, including six with his own Organ Trio which received the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Jazz Ensemble and the British Jazz Award for ‘Best Small Group’

Since late 2018,  Joel has had the great pleasure of regularly playing for the award winning phenomenal jazz guitarist Nigel Price and his renowned trio.

https://www.nigelprice.biz/

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Louis Dowdeswell Big Band

Louis is fast becoming one of today’s most talked about trumpet soloists.
His ferocious technique and gravity-defying upper register are spoken of in hushed tones in bandrooms, music schools, and orchestra pits around the world. His YouTube channel has amassed over 11 million views.

The Louis Dowdeswell Big Band brings the classic big band sound to a new generation. His band features some of the world’s finest jazz & commercial musicians,  playing Callum Au’s fantastic arrangements.

Joel became the new drummer for Louis Dowdeswell and his big band in 2022. 

https://www.louisdowdeswell.com/home

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Anthony Strong

Since signing to iconic French label Naïve Records in 2013, he has been hailed by UK newspaper Metro as "a major new talent,” featured on the front page of daily national newspaper Le Figaro and performed live on national TV in Germany, Poland, Turkey & Portugal. His last album, Stepping Out, reached #1 on the US iTunes Jazz Charts and saw the radio giant NPR feature him in a special 60-minute feature programme from Hollywood. He has slowly but steadily built a touring capability that has so far reached 26 countries across 4 continents.

https://anthonystrong.com/

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Tom Seals

Tom Seals. The soul singing, boogie playing all round entertainer quickly climbing the ranks selling out places like Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Birdland (New York), Pizza Express Jazz Club, 606 club and many more across Europe such as North Sea Jazz Club. Joel has been playing for Tom since 2016.

https://www.tomseals.co.uk/

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Scarlet Pines

The Scarlet Pines sound is a musical tapestry of modern UK jazz, psychedelic rock, instrumental hip-hop and soul. Created by keyboardist Pete Range, he is joined by Idris Rahman on sax, Joe Perkins on guitar, Flo Moore on bass and Joel Barford on drums. The yet to be released EP 'Life In Flow' will be out on November 6th 2020.

https://www.facebook.com/thescarletpines/

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Lucy Merrilyn

Just 23 years old, with rich and resonant vocals that belie her age, Lucy Merrilyn stands on the cusp of a formidable career. Performing classic tunes of the worlds leading ladies of jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Julie London and Peggy Lee to name a few. Joel plays with Lucy round London and is on her standard EP 'Sometimes I'm Happy'.

https://lucymerrilyn.com/

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Greg Coulson

Joel has been playing for the up and coming originals/blues artist Greg Coulson on and off since 2013. Greg Coulson is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and gifted performer. An accomplished Pianist and Hammond player he is also a gifted guitarist and singer/songwriter specialising in Rhythm & Blues.

https://www.gregcoulson.co.uk/