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Joel Sena

  • Django Bar Marrickville (map)

Sax-drenched soul. That’s where it’s at for Joel Sena. Fusing soul, jazz and funk, he has crafted a bold sound that inspires and resonates with people.

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Joel comes from humble beginnings. After studying at the Australian Institute of Music, Joel quickly became one of the most sought after Saxophonists in town. He has toured and recorded with many well established acts including Lionel Cole (Mariah Carey), Deana Martin (Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis) and Michael Duchesne (The Voice).

After a solid few years of playing as a sideman it was time for Joel to step out as an artist in his own right, introducing himself as a songwriter and producer. In 2015 Joel travelled to New York with his sax on his back, jamming with members of Lauryn Hill’s horn section and studying with renowned saxophonist Troy Roberts. Inspired upon his return, Joel went on to write and release his debut self-titled EP in 2016. The record was a combination of beautifully crafted instrumentals and soulful songs featuring the sultry vocals of Phoebe Day. It was played across multiple radio stations including Eastside FM (Sydney) and NRG FM (Melbourne). Joel received coverage across various publications including Tone Deaf, The Brag, The Music and the Aussie Music Weekly. He officially launched the EP at Slyfox in Enmore. Playing to a full house, Joel gave the audience an inspired performance they won’t soon forget.

Earlier Event: November 5
Singing at the House - Sydney Opera House
Later Event: December 15
Soirée at Twilight Food Fair