Created by concert and jazz pianist/composer/producer Joel A. Martin, JAZZICAL® is a celebration of creative fusion -- it's the explosive union of classical composition and jazz innovation ignited with a fresh spirit all its own. JAZZICAL® captures the dynamic force of multiple cultures and influences, unleashing a kinetic energy that breaks down boundaries and yields whole new worlds of musical expression.
JAZZICAL® upholds the integrity of both the classical and jazz traditions while creating something new and authentic. No matter the project, classical music is never left at the door - we take it with us!
Pianist/producer/composer/arranger Joel A. Martin is the creator of Jazzical®, a marriage of classical of jazz, and more. He has collaborated with and/or written music for Grammy® Award-winners Alan Menken, Kathleen Battle, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, cellist Eugene Friesen of the Paul Winter Consort, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jaimoe of the Allman Brothers. He is currently collaborating and touring the US with multiple Grammy-winning MET opera soprano Kathleen Battle in her production "The Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey." Additionally he is touring as one half of the The Sonicals Piano Duo with George Lopez; and Friesen & Martin Cello-Piano Duo. On June 29,2019 Joel presented the debut his first concert reading of his first opera, “HIPOPERA” at the Darien Arts Center, which is currently in the recording studio.
Joel is a survivor of Covid 19 last March 2020. While recovering in bed, he wrote a 73 minute 13 movement work of his ordeal, "Life in the Age of Covid," a 6 movement social justice orchestral work "Running 4 Your Life", 19 brass fanfares, and is in production to release in Fall 2021 "Jazzical Komitas: Passion of Fire," an homage to Armenian cultural icon, musicologist and composer Gomidas Vartabed.
Jazzical with Joel A. Martin
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