Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Joel’s rather eclectic musical interests as well as his versatility have taken him throughout Canada, the US, Europe, Central America and the Caribbean, performing jazz, classical, rock, folk, avant-garde, funk, bluegrass, klezmer and other styles of music. After having worked as a professional musician in Regina, Toronto, Krakow (Poland) and Vancouver, Joel moved to Montreal in 2008 to pursue a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance at McGill University, which he completed in 2010. In addition to the Joel Kerr Quintet, which was a finalist in the 2011 TD Montreal
Jazz Festival Jazz Award as well as nominated for the Galaxie Rising Star Award, Joel is the leader, composer and arranger for the jazz ensembles The M-Theory Collective and The Joel Kerr Trio; a member of experimental jazz trio Bean; a member of soul/R&B band The Key Lites; a co/leader of the McLeod/Kerr Trio; the leader and arranger for the classical string ensemble Trio Da Capo; and a freelance musician performing, recording, composing and arranging for a wide variety of artists and ensembles. Joel also has 12 years of private teaching experience. joelkerr.com
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