New Jersey native, Berklee College of Music graduate and long-time Nashville resident Joe Freel has dedicated his life to the pursuit of excellence in vocal performance. Freel’s appearances in Nashville have resulted in a significant group of fans and colleagues who resonate with the quality of his musicianship. His energetic but soothing vocal delivery creates long remembered performances.
Freel’s primary vocal influences are Al Jarreau, Mark Murphy, Little Jimmy Scott and Tony Bennett. His personal sound is a unique blend of jazz, pop and intimate speech level singing.
Freel’s December 2016 debut album release, titled All This Love, features exciting jazz arrangements of classic pop love songs, fresh covers of jazz standards and one original song titled “Good Things” (music composed by pianist Joe Davidian, lyrics by Freel). The album was co-produced by Nashville Jazz Workshop co-founders Roger Spencer and Lori Mechem and features performances by bassist Spencer, pianists Mechem and Davidian, drummer Joshua Hunt, saxophonist Evan Cobb, and percussionist Dann Sherrill.
Freel joined the Voice faculty at Nashville Jazz Workshop in the fall of 2017, teaching a popular class titled “Intro to Jazz Singing”.
Visit joefreel.com for behind-the-scenes photos and videos of Freel’s album recording sessions, album Liner Notes, and more. Also, follow Joe on Facebook (Joe Freel Music), Instagram (joefreelmusic) and Twitter (@joefreelmusic).
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