Joe Porter and Joel Goodfellow combine percussion and piano to perform a mix of classical, jazz, soundtrack, video game, pop and world music. The Canadian duo has been recognized as virtuosic, musical, innovative, and fun. Joe & Joel recently released their debut album Detours which was said to be "done in impressive fashion" – Jazz Weekly Magazine. Detours has aired on radio stations in Europe and North America. Joe & Joel received 1st place overall in the MUSIC I/O - Global Online Music Contest, 2016.

Joe Porter is a Canadian percussionist, teacher, and composer. He teaches at the University of Lethbridge Music Conservatory, where he directs many ensembles, world drumming classes, workshops, and lessons. Joe is the recipient of the Global Music Awards, Gold Medal Prize for Creativity and Originality, and has been a winner in multiple concerto and recording competitions.

Joe is an active international clinician, and has given masterclasses and clinics around the world. Recent workshops have included: Gu Dong-Guo Yin International Percussion Festival and Shenyang International Percussion Festival in China, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Hong Kong Baptist University, Royal College of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire in England, University of Hawaii, and the PAS Hong Kong, Hawaii, Iowa & Alberta Chapters Day of Percussion. He is the author of two method books: Six-Mallet Technique Diversified, a comprehensive book and DVD to learn six-mallet marimba technique, and The Journey To Groove, a comprehensive method for developing the drum set musician.

As an active composer and performer, Joe has written three percussion concertos, many solos, duets and ensemble pieces. He has performed in Britain, Holland, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, and throughout the US and Canada. Joe has been a concerto soloist with orchestras in the US and Canada and a featured soloist with percussion ensembles around the world. In 2014, Joe was featured in the PASIC International Showcase Concert. In 2016, he was chosen from the world’s top percussionists to be in the World Percussion Group where he toured across the US giving clinics, masterclasses, concerts and a showcase concert at PASIC 2016. Joe has released three albums which have been aired on radio stations in North America and Europe. Joe is a Ludwig-Musser, Innovative Percussion, Dream Cymbals & Gongs and Grover Pro Percussion artist.

More information about Joe can be found at his websites:
http://www.joeporteronline.com
http://www.lethbridgedrumming.com


Joel Goodfellow has been playing piano for 20 years and has his ARCT in piano. He has performed as a soloist with the the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, and the Youth Symphony of the Okanagan with critics praising his musical sensitivity and fresh interpretation. Additionally, he has received many awards as both a soloist and chamber musician in music festivals throughout BC and Alberta. Recently, Joel was added to the PARMA recording artists roster. Joel is currently based in Lethbridge, where he is much in demand as an accompanist and teaches for the University of Lethbridge Music Conservatory.