Joel to Perform in Beantown Jazz Festival

Joel will be appearing in the upcoming Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival with the Karen Bell Affair on Saturday, September 28.

Click here for more details and for the full festival lineup.

The Bell Affair featuring Karen Bell is an exhilarating elixir of funk punch poured from a diamond ladle. The music is a mixture of soulful, funky favorites served up by some of the finest musicians in New England. Karen Bell, founder and lead singer for the Bell Affair, has thrilled fans for more than 20 years with her southern charm and heartfelt, powerful vocals. Standing at the helm, Bell has concocted a heady brew of all-star talent in the Bell Affair, a delicate blend of precision, raw passion and that old-school flavor sure to quench an audience’s thirst for a great time.

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Joel Named a “Rising Star” on Trombone, 2013 Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll

Joel was named a “Rising Star” on Trombone in the August 2013 Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll.

Other trombonists named as “Rising Stars” include Trombone Shorty, Mashall Gilkes, Michael Dease, and Alan Ferber (among others).

The Either/Orchestra also received mention in the “Big Band” (Established Talent) Category. Joel has been a member of the Either/Orchestra since 1998. Fellow Either/Orchestra members Charlie Kohlhase (baritone sax) and Hailey Niswanger (alto and soprano saxophones) also received nominations to the 2013 Downbeat Critic’s List.

To view the complete 2013 list, please click here or download the attached PDF: Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Stars August 2013

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Joel Performs as a Guest Artist at Newton HS Jazz Night, MA

The Newton North HS Jazz Night will take place on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 PM featuring student ensembles and guest appearances by a number of renowned Boston-area jazz musicians:

Allan Chase – Saxophone, Eric Bloom – Trumpet, Joel Yenior – Trombone, Yoko Miwa – Piano, Bruce Gertz – Bass, Dave Weigert – Drums

Joel and the other Guest Artists will also conduct clinics with students and work with them in their ensembles the evening prior to the concert. For more information please contact Richard Labedz at Newton North HS.

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Photos from Westwood HS Jazz Night

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Joel Performs as a Guest Artist in Marshfield and Westwood, MA

Joel was invited to perform as a Guest Artist at the Marshfield Evening of Jazz taking place on February 5 at Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, MA, 7:00 PM. This concert will feature a number of student groups followed by the Marshfield Faculty Jazz Ensemble. The faculty group will play four of Joel’s original pieces as well as a few jazz standards.

On February 7th, Joel will also perform in a student/faculty big band at Westwood High School (Westwood, MA). This band will be comprised of Westwood HS students, music teachers, and local professional musicians performing selections by Count Basie, Horace Silver, Dave Brubeck and Bob Mintzer.


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