Joel is an instrumentalist and composer from Petersfield in Hampshire. He is currently in his final year of studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London, and is taught by Nick Smart, Gordon Campbell, Pete Churchill, Kit Downes and Barak Schmool. Joel spent one year studying at the Frost School of Music in the USA, and studied under John Daversa, Dante Luciani and Dafnis Prieto. He has performed across the country and internationally both as a bandleader and a sideman. As a composer, Joel has been commissioned to compose works for large and small ensembles, including multiple pieces for choir, big band and a string quartet.

The Trombone 2 Chair is supported by Sir Roger Vickers.