Joel Named a “Rising Star” on Trombone, 2014 Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll

imagesFor the second consecutive year, Joel was named a “Rising Star” on Trombone in the August 2014 Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll.

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

Downbeat Critics Polls Results Rising Star 2014The Either/Orchestra also received mention in the “Big Band” (Established Talent) Category. Joel has been a member of the Either/Orchestra since 1998. Current Either/Orchestra member Charlie Kohlhase (baritone sax) also received a nomination to the 2014 Downbeat Critic’s List, as well as former members Miguel Zenon (alto sax/arranger), Jaleel Shaw (alto sax), and Haley Niswanger (alto sax).

To view the complete 2014 list, please click here or download the attached PDF: Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Star Trombone 2014

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