With vocalist Teri Roiger

Joel Frahm

Joel Frahm

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A regular on the New York City club circuit, award-winning saxophonist Joel Frahm has appeared alongside noted jazz artists such as Brad Mehldau, Bill Charlap and Matt Wilson and has recorded with Dianne Schuur, Freddy Cole, Jane Monheit and others.  He has performed at night clubs , music clinics and jazz festivals around the world. Fans know him for his big tenor sound - fluid, inventive and full of passion.


In NYC & Saratoga Springs

Joel will appear with vocalist Teri Roiger. See Joel's calendar for details.

A Life in Jazz

Joel talks about the music that inspires him in a wide-ranging interview written by Peter Robb of artsfile, a Canadian   media company covering the arts in Ottawa, Ontario..

"Ear-catching inventiveness" in Ottawa

Joel appeared with the  Brad Mehldau Quintet at the 2019 Ottawa Jazz Festival. Here is a review.

Recording news

Joel is one of several guest artists on  Brad Mehldau's "Finding Gabriel," which won a 2020 Grammy award as "Best Jazz Instrumental Album."  Joel also appeared on the Dafnis Prieto Big Band album, "Back to the Sunset," winner of a 2019 Grammy and was a featured soloist on the 2019 Grammy-nominated album, "My Mood is You," by vocalist Freddy Cole.


  • Here is an interview with Joel posted on SaxShed.com.
  • And another from Chronogram Magazine.

From 'Jazz Times' magazine

New England Public Radio host Tom Reney writes about Joel in this Jazz Times column, "Storytelling Tenor."