The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (New School Jazz) is a part of The New School University. It is located in lower Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. This music and educational community prepares vocal and instrumental performer in Jazz and Contemporary Music.
Joel Petler, who is a New School Jazz’s student, presented his senior recital at the Arnhold Hall. Playing guitar, he introduced his band at the beginning of the concert – J. Villanueva (trumpet), I. Rosser (saxophone), J. Lemetyinen and M. Rauh (trombone), Y. Taubenhouse (piano), C. McGee (bass), and M. Hojnacki (drums).
Five Joel Petler’s recent compositions and original works performed by the band showed that his Jazz music has been mixed with his experimental electronic music.
Although this concert is still the proving ground for these young people the Joel’s songs accurately representing the music and spirit of our time in many ways.