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Joel Pierson is a composer and pianist whose work straddles the worlds of jazz, pop, and contemporary classical music. He frequently uses humor as a means to engage audiences with new music.

Joel is the Artistic Director of The Queen's Cartoonists and the founder of Sadsap Music. He splits his time between Jackson Heights, Queens, NY, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Joel can be reached at no.juan (at) gmail (dot) com.

Joel is a Yamaha Artist and is represented by CAMI Music. Hear him on NPR's All Things Considered here.

And yes, Joel did get a shoulder massage from Paul McCartney.

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