joel futterman, piano, curved soprano sax, indian flutes
Known for his spirited, highly imaginative, and innovative piano technique, Joel Futterman is an internationally recognized veteran pioneer into the frontiers of spontaneous, improvised music. He is considered one of the foremost inventive and adventurous artists shaping the creative, progressive music scene today. Futterman continuously pushes the limits of the piano as he explores new musical horizons. He has performed across North America and Europe including at such noted music festivals as The Tampere Jazz Festival in Finland, the Vision Festival in New York, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Guelph Festival in Canada. He has compiled a discography of over 60 recordings and has performed with such notable jazz innovators as Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Jimmy Lyons ,Paul Murphy, Joseph Jarman, Richard Davis, William Parker, Hal Russell, Ike Levin, as well as Alvin Fielder and Edward “Kidd” Jordan with whom he has had a highly productive association. In recent years, Futterman has added the Soprano Saxophone and Indian Wooden Flute to his instrumental repertoire.