Saxophonist Joel Press is
a versatile musician who has performed with such diverse players
as pianist Jaki Byard, bassist Jimmy Garrison of the John Coltrane
Quartet, vocalist Sheila Jordan and Duke Ellington's ubiquitous
cornetist/ violinist/ vocalist Ray Nance.
In an age of retro preoccupation
by younger players, Joel Press speaks the language of swing based,
post-World War II jazz in as singular a fashion as any living saxophonist.
He has been listening to this music all of his life, and playing
it for more than half a century.
Discography | Reviews | Performance Clips| Reminiscences
Sunday, July 26th 2015
- Clips now online
JOEL PRESS - Saxophone, MICHAEL KANAN - Piano, NEAL MINER - Bass
163 West 10th street, basement
Greenwich Village, NYC
African Tour: July 1-7, 2015
JOEL PRESS WITH JAMES CHIRILLO (GUITAR) AND CHRIS FLORY (GUITAR)
We've been invited by the American Embassy in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to celebrate JAZZ, THE AMERICAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC with concerts at the American, Spanish and French Embassies.
by Jon Kalish of NPR (.mp3)
Article: Joel Press, Swing Explorer (March 14, 2009)
Jazz Lives: Poetic: Michael Kanan, Joel Press, Sean Smth, Joe
May 13, 2011)
Profile in New York Jazz Record December 2013 (.pdf)