PARMA is excited to welcome percussionist Joe Porter and pianist Joel Goodfellow to our roster of artists.
Joe and Joel have been playing together for several years in Canada, performing an eclectic mix of popular film themes, classical repertoire, and jazz standards. The duo has earned acclaim for their tasteful and technical performances featuring piano and a variety of percussion instruments including marimba, vibraphone, and drum set.
Active in the classroom as well as on stage, Joe and Joel both serve as instructors at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. Joe recently released an instructional book and DVD set called “Six Mallet Technique Diversified” for marimba, which is available via his official website.
Local listeners can catch Joe and Joel playing with drummer Paul Pangle this Friday for “Keys, Mallets, and Sticks” in downtown Lethbridge at 12:15 PM MST as part of the First Friday at U of L concert series.
Look for Joe and Joel’s debut release on Big Round Records in early 2015. In the meantime, check out their rendition of Ennio Morricone’s “The Ecstasy of Gold” on the YouTube player below.