Joel Remmel (b 1989) is one of the brightest stars of the younger generation on the Estonian jazz scene. He has actively been part of the Estonian music scene for more than eight years, leading his own group Joel Remmel Trio since 2011. He is also one of the founders and leaders of a popular jazz/pop/impro group Carrot Lights. Productive collaborations with many jazz musicians from Estonia and abroad have resulted in numerous recordings and live performances. More active collaboration is taking place with groups Laura Junson & The Jeth, Kadri Voorand Group, Liisi Koikson ja Vaikne Esmaspäev and many others.
Joel believes in beauty! It is one of the keywords describing his work as a musician and composer. Not the fading glimpses of glamour but beauty through different forms that can have a deep and dignifying effect on a person. Joel’s main goal is to share this through his works in the musical field and in life in general.
Joel received a Master’s degree from Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, graduating from the jazz department in 2014. Besides numerous workshops in Estonia and abroad, Joel studied in the Academy of Music and Drama of Gothenburg University in 2011-2012. In 2011 Joel received “The Young Jazz Talent” award. In the fall of 2013 and beginning of 2014 Joel toured with European Jazz Orchestra, giving ten concerts in eight countries. Baltic, Scandinavian and European audiences have enjoyed Joel’s piano playing with the groups Joel Remmel Trio, Carrot Lights and Kadri Voorand Group.
Besides music, Joel is also fond of football. He is actively playing in the IV league of Estonian Football Championship, in the amateur team Tallinn FC Reaal. His voice can be heard on many Estonian Premium League matches, where he is doing live commentary for ERR sports portal.