Joel Press Website

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.