A wide ranging background, including 39 years of playing experience, a former Instructor at Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA), a Master’s Degree from New England Conservatory (Boston, MA), and a Bachelor’s Degree from Berklee College of Music has yielded him the ability of performing and composing a large breadth of aesthetic musical styles.
He performs regularly as a solo guitarist, with the David Joel Quartet and with various jazz and high society ensembles.
A Philadelphia resident, he is the proprietor of the David Joel Guitar Studio (a music school), and director/composer of The David Joel Quartet, a contemporary jazz-fusion group.
The Quartet recently released its first studio disc, "Spiral Sky," which has received radio play on 150 stations worldwide; it was #1 on the Roots Music Report in Pennsylvania for the week of 12/7/07 and #7 on the !earshot Jazz Chart in Canada for the weeks of 10/30/07 and 11/6/07. The group was selected for inclusion in the 2008 - 2009 Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour (PennPAT) Roster (an organization which supports performance engagements by funding presenters in DC, DE, MD, NJ, OH, PA, VA, WV and the US Virgin Islands).
David interviews and performs on WRTI FM.