At the Port Townsend Jazz Festival

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Music

Recordings

Aside from his live performances, Joel appears on more than 100 recordings as a leader or sideman. His albums include the critically-acclaimed "Don't Explain," a duo with pianist Brad Mehldau and live performances at Smalls and Mezzrow jazz clubs in New York City. He was featured on Freddy Cole's Grammy-nominated album "My Mood is You" and was a member of Dafnis Prieto's big band on "Back to the Sunset," a 2019 Grammy-winning album.

Joel has recorded with Jane Monheit, Dianne Schuur, Kurt Elling, Matt Wilson, Bruce Katz, Omer Avital, Cyrille Aimee and other top jazz performers.

Listen

"Don't Explain"

This CD reunited Joel with Brad Mehldau, a former high school classmate who became a renowned jazz pianist. Listen here to some samples from the album.

Joel frahm videos

"There is no Greater Love," 

2017 April Jazz Festival, Finland

From a live performance with Freddy Cole at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in New York City

Hear Joel play "Black Coffee" in a sold-out performance at New York City's Jazz Standard.