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Joel Virgel

Shows: 7:30 & 9:00

Joel Virgel, World Music singer/songwriter,  has a sound that’s been described as a “breathy, silky, sexy and sensual.”

Joel (pronounced Jo-el), who was born in the West Indies and grew up in Paris, has traveled extensively throughout the world and is heir to the vocal traditions of both Europe and Africa.  He has worked with notable composers Paul Cantelon, Peter Doyle, Harald Closer, Mari Killian and Hans Zimmer, among others.  He has been a drummer and percussionist and sung on many recording projects, including his own.

Joel can improvise effortlessly — at times creating an entire language in the process — or recreate with the precision of a jazz master or the classical choir singer he has been.  He possesses all the quantifiable skills of a professional vocalist - pitch, timing, range, flexibility, speed of execution — but it is the indefinable that truly sets him apart.   It’s the sound.  Words are inappropriate for the job at hand.

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