Joel Fountain has toured the world with jazz trumpet legend Maynard Ferguson, and also played and toured in the grammy nominated jazz big band the “One O’clock Lab band.” Joel has performed worldwide at such notable venues as the Blue Note in NY, Riles in Boston, Ronnie Scotts in London, and Jazz Alley in Seattle. As a member of the One O’clock lab band Joel performed concerts with The Brecker Brothers, Terry Gibbs, Byron Stripling, and also with Diane Schuur & Slide Hampton while touring with Maynard Ferguson’s “Big Bop Nouveau band.”
Born in Kingston Ontario, Joel grew up in Christchurch New Zealand after his family emigrated shortly after Joel was born. After returning to Canada at age 18, Joel studied drum set with Canadian drum teacher Don Reid for 3 years, and performed with many Canadian musicians including Chris Gestrin, Brad Turner, Chris Tarry, Marc Rogers, Mike Allen, Coco Love Alcorn, and others.
After relocating to Texas for University Joel continued his drum-set studies with master drummer/teacher Ed Soph for 4 years, and performed in bands all across Texas. He has played on many full length CD’s, including releases on Nagelheyer records (the Lynn Seaton trio), Summit records (the Steve Anderson trio), “Lab 2001” with the One O’clock Lab band, and also his own modern jazz album “Saturn Return” on SiTMoM records. Joel Currently resides in Vancouver, BC.