About Joel



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Joel’s new scale book ,Building Blocks of Music for Guitar is now available from jwpepper.com http://www.jwpepper.comOr e -mail Joel at joeljperry@comcast.net


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Joel and Pat

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JOEL PERRY is one of the premier guitarists and musicians of our time. The list of artists he has performed and recorded with is a who’s who of the music world. Joel has performed in over fifteen countries and in venues including: Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Garden State Arts Center, The Rainbow Room, Windows on the World, U.S.

Department of State tour of West Africa with blues artist Johnny Copeland, Hong Kong, many small clubs on the east coast including Trumpets, The Blue Note, Sounds of Brazil, The 55 Bar, Tramps and, The Famished Frog. Some of the artists that Joel Perry has performed with include Papa John Creach, Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner, Lavern Baker, Joni Mitchel, Herb Ellis, Rosemary Clooney, Leslie Gore, Margaret Whiting, Eddie Fischer, James Cotton, Percy France, Leon Thomas, Jimmy Dawkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Ken Peplowski and Al Hibbler. Amongst some of the artists he has recorded with are Johnny Copeland and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and he has three CD releases “Rainbow Skylight”, “Perry Airs” and “Sonata to the Blues”.

Reviews of Joel Perry include:

“He has a profound understanding of harmony and composition, an uncanny ability to perform a wide variety of musical styles and incorporate them into his own.”

Alison Bert, Guitar Review


“A smoking blues jam duet, exiting guitar pieces”

Diane Gordon, Acoustic Guitar


“Dazzling duo, delicate and precise music, beautiful” Mike Healy, Buffalo Evening News

“A major artist, versatile songwriter, irresistible”
Kerry Regan, Chelsea Clinton News, NYC

Joel Perry also has an extensive educational background to compliment his performing and recording credentials. He has a Bachelors of Fine Arts (Magna Cum Laude) and Masters Degree in Education from The University of Buffalo, Masters Degree in Performance from Jersey City State University, and a Summer Fellowship at Northwestern University. Joel Perry is the proud recipient of the  NJAJE  New Jersey Jazz Educators Award. 

He is also a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the National Association of Jazz Educators, Music Educators National Conference, and American Choral Directors Association.


5 thoughts on “About Joel”

      1. The Goodman personnel for Jersey Bounce is :
        Bernie Privin. Jimmy Maxwell, Al Davis (tp). Lou McGarrity,
        Cutty Cuttshall, tb, Clint Neagly, Sol Kane, as; Vido Musso, George Berg, ts; Cuck Gentry, bar; Mel Powell. p, arr.; Tom
        Morgan, g; Sid Weiss, b; Ralph Collier, dm.
        The great trombone work is by Lou McG.
        Tune was quite a hit, BG the best of several rec.
        Dan Morgenstern

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