Joel Holmes
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"I saw your video with your group Sounds very good- i liked it a lot All the best"
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It was at school during Black History Month where Joel heard the musical sound that would change his life, “I first heard ragtime at music class. It was like a window opening.” With a growing passion, Joel soaked up a steady influence of jazz greats like Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum. After graduating the Baltimore School for the Arts high school, Joel attended the acclaimed Peabody Conservatory of Music at John Hopkins University. He gained popularity with his fellow students playing impressive performances at various festivals and venues. Joel has studied with Bobby McFerrin, Roy Hargrove, Gary thomas, and a host of other respected musicians. He is currently Jazz Piano professor at The University of Maryland Baltimore county. He is the director of Jazz at the Baltimore School for the Arts highschool. has also taught music and theory at the Rock Junior Academy, and has over 15 private students. A recent Bachelor of Arts graduate from the Peabody Conservatory in Jazz Performance, Joel’s accolades include a gold medal in the Act-so Competition of the NAACP, a silver medal in the Local and National Levels, an honorable mention in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, a finalist in the 5th annual Independent Music Awards, a recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Grant, and an honorable mention in the Vh1 song of the year awards. Now at 24, Joel composes his own style of music blending an array of traditional and contemporary jazz, gospel, R&B, soul, hip-hop, neo soul, funk, classical and pop. His states, “My music is a direct expression of musical influences, spiritual freedom and personal interpretation.” In addition, he plays a repertoire of over three hundred well-known tunes He has opened for The Temptations, The Manhattans, Tonex, Regina Bell and Phil Perry. Joel has had the honor of performing at The Kennedy Center, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, The Litchfield,Hartford and Columbia jazz festivals, aswell as the Morgan State University’s tribute to Baltimore Legends. The group is currently getting radio airplay at Mosaic Online, a popular online jazz radio station, 88.9, Morgan State University jazz station. In December of 2005. .Joel Holmes released his debut album, “Eternal Vision,” Because of his increasing popularity, Joel Holmes has been touring extensively throughout the US and Asia.In 2007 Joel Holmes joined the band with the amazing Jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon.He has toured such places as Taiwan and Singapore,London,Poland,Anguilla, Japan and Portugal. Joel Holmes's new album, "African Skies," will be released 3/1/2008. Featuring the legendary Gary Thomas sax and flute, Tim Green sax, amazing Cuban percussionist phenomenon- Melena, and Emerald East String Quartet just to name a few on the new album. Please look for it!!!!

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African Skies is here

Posted on June 21, 2008 at 9:44am 0 Comments

Please check out my new CD, "African Skies". Its life changing spiritual uncensored jazz featuring the legendary Gary Thomas on sax and flute.



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You can also purchase my debut CD "Eternal Vision" here as well.



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At 7:28am on July 27, 2010, Petra Caramela said…
Hi Joel! Finally..check out my new cd:
http://www.myspace.com/petracaramela
Have fun!
P
At 3:42am on July 23, 2009, Rosa Lazar said…
Wonderful sound. All the best.
At 2:19am on July 23, 2009, Simona Arones said…
I saw your video with your group
Sounds very good- i liked it a lot
All the best
At 10:05pm on March 28, 2009, Jaijai Jackson said…
Joel!!!

How are you??? It's time to feature you! How have you been???
At 6:48pm on February 23, 2009, bailamonte said…
Joel,
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to listen to your music. I was moved by your piece, "African Skies". The percussion evoke a visceral response throughout the entire piece, while the other instruments respond to their call!!! Beautiful, simply, beautiful!
Ashe!!!
At 8:43am on December 4, 2008, Tasha Wenger said…
Wow. I'm blown away. Thanks, Mr. Holmes!
At 3:17am on November 6, 2008, Milli Häuser said…
Hallo Joel,
thank you for your the friendship. I like your kind of music. Good luck for future.
If you want to listen "Milli sings Monk with Tatort Jazz Orchester" with my german lyrics, you can do in You Tube under Tatort Jazz.
I wish you a sunny day.
Milli from germany
At 7:30pm on October 27, 2008, Tanya said…
I would love to sit and talk to you soon. please give me a call. 443-562-5203 (c) 410-521-8668 (h).
At 11:03am on October 27, 2008, Kim said…
Hi Joel, thanks for the request. Please contact me at talentear(at)yahoo.com to discuss further...
Kim
At 7:09pm on August 13, 2008, Tanya said…
Thank you, I need all the help I can get with this tickets, I am doing everything myself, a few friends have tickets, but I want to sell around 400-500- hundred. not far from it now a ways to go, but It will be ok. so please look me up when you get there, just ask someone to point me out.
 
 
 

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