A Note on Joel Forrester
Joel Forrester is a contemporary two-handed piano player, essaying the stride, boogie-woogie, and trance styles. He wrote the theme to NPR's Fresh Air, studied composition with Thelonious Monk, co-founded the Microscopic Septet, and did music for the early films of Andy Warhol. On the first Sunday evening of each month, Joel plays for silent movies (of his own choosing) at the Gershwin Hotel. The Microscopic Septet has been selected to play at the Berlin International Jazz Festival, this coming November. And Joel's quintet will perform in August at the Celesteval in the French village of Auxillac.
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