At the Ottawa Jazz Festival

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.


Appearing in Canada

Joel will perform at this year's Ottawa  Winter Jazz Festival. See Joel's calendar for details.

"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 a member of the Dafnis Prieto Big Band, whose album, "Back to the Sunset," won a 2019 Grammy. Joel also is a featured soloist on the Grammy-nominated album, "My Mood is You," by vocalist Freddy Cole.


  • Here is an interview with Joel posted on
  • 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."