I am a classically trained violinist, with experience playing all styles from Gospel, Bluegrass, Pop, Rock, and Broadway. In addition to being an accomplished violinist, I am also a songwriter, pop vocalist, and worship leader. I grew up touring all over Uruguay, South America, and have played shows in New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles.
Violinist with over 25 years experience.
Jonathan Joel is an emerging pop artist who puts artistry into motion every time he takes the stage. With dynamic vocals accompanied by breath-taking violin playing, this NY-based musician creates a one-of-a-kind oasis for his audience to let loose and express themselves.
Jonathan draws inspiration from an array of artists and genres ranging from pop culture icons like George Michael and Britney Spears to more classical crossover influences like Lindsey Stirling and string quartet Bond.
His extensive musical background, attention to detail, and passion to create provides the ability to cater to the type of sound or style you're looking for and create something truly beautiful.
Thanks for your interest in working together, I look forward to hearing from you!
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Interview with Jonathan Joel
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I want you to love what I create for you, if it's not what you want, let's fix it!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creative process, creating something that tells a story, and helping people/creating things that last forever, and will hopefully positively impact people for a long time!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Alec Benjamin, I really like his storytelling in his songs.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Currently, I work from my bedroom with a mic, my MacBook and audio interface, and sound dampening.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Some songs I've written for an upcoming project.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Polished, contemporary, something for everyone.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop & classical crossover.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think I bring a strong attention to detail and emotion, trying to target exactly what the client is trying to emote.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Dive right into the project, get in a flow and get as much done as I can, give it some space, and come back and listen, and make adjustments.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a big fan of jazz violinists like Zach Brock and Jean-Luc Ponty, as well as violinists/producers like Bad Snacks and Laura Escudé.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do is violin session work and string arrangements.