Joel Edinberg

Saxophonist, Composer, Producer

Music

Current Projects

I am the founder of the Somerville Symphony Orkestar, an original instrumental gypsy punk band.  I write and arrange the music,  act as the band leader on stage, and play saxophone for the band.  Although I am the band leader, we do have a collaborative environment; several other band members are now writing songs for us to play.  Here is our latest release. I’m the main composer, producer, sound engineer, and mixing engineer for this project.  The album has been release locally and is available at our shows. Samples of our music can be at http://www.somervillesymphonyorkestar.com/music

The Bowties

I play drums for the band The Bowties, an alt-country/folk band founded by my roommates, myself, and my girlfriend.  The music is written by our singer  and guitarist, Dan Ondrusek, and is arranged by the whole band.  We are in the middle of recording our first album, and I am also acting as producer, sound engineer, and mixing engineer for this project.

Video Scoring

Solo original Work.

I write and produce music to score to video. I have all my samples up on joeledinberg.bandcamp.com.

Here are some of the videos that I’ve scored.

2011

Blogger Dinner at the Bokx 109 Chef’s Table from Rachel Leah Blumenthal on Vimeo.Track can be downloaded at http://joeledinberg.bandcamp.com/

Boston Food Bloggers Privateer Rum Distillery Tour from Rachel Leah Blumenthal on Vimeo.

Super Spicy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies from Rachel Leah Blumenthal on Vimeo.

Lambapalooza from Rachel Leah Blumenthal on Vimeo.

2003

Past Projects

I played tenor and baritone saxophone for the rock group Zox’s last album, Line in the Sand.  I was featured on the track Towards Los Angeles.

I’ve also played with the Boston-based reggae band, “Dis n’ Dat.”  I played with them for a few months while we were the backup band for Pato Banton.

Throughout college, I played first chair tenor sax in the Cornell University Jazz Ensemble and also played in the chamber jazz combos.  Outside of the classroom, I also played various functions in small jazz groups and was a regular at the ABC cafe Thursday night jam session.  I also played saxophone in the six piece funk-cover band, CSP.

In high school, I played in both the wind symphony and jazz ensembles.  From 1999 to 2001, I played tenor and soprano sax in a classical saxophone quartet.  For my Tri-M Music Honor Society initiation, I wrote a three piece polka for the saxophone, called Ballad of Awakening.  Also, in 2000 and 2001, I played first chair tenor saxophone for the Connecticut All State Band, and in 2001 I also played tenor sax for the All-Eastern Band.

I also played in a ska band called the Tile Renters while in high school.  This is the start of my reggae influence.  It also showed me a whole world of people not necessarily seen in my hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut.  Throughout touring the north east United States, I’ve met the most intimidating looking people that turned out to be the nicest and most welcoming people I’ve ever met.  I still stay in touch with most of that band and have recently done some recordings for my former bandmate Brett Tubin at Channel Tubes.