Joel's experience as a songwriter, composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, conductor, and engineer all converge in the recording studio. He has recorded numerous rock, jazz, and classical musicians in New York, LA, Washington DC, and Houston and has worked with band members of Kelly Clarkson, George Michael, Rufus Wainwright, Avril Lavigne, Jeff Buckley, Duncan Sheik, Pete Townsend, and Glen Hansard, to name a few.
In addition to engineering and producing most of his own six solo albums as well as his studio project, Colossal Orange, Joel has worked with many accomplished artists such as Lara Johnston, Chiara String Quartet, Alan Green, Arianna Afsar, Lisa Heller, Rena Strober, Deanna Julian, and Doug Kreeger, to name a few. Additionally, he has produced soundtracks for the Discovery channel and National Geographic.
From 1997-1998, Joel ran the Sony-donated million-dollar recording studio at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. From 2007-2012 he taught recording, electronic composition, music technology, musicianship, and music theory at UCLA.
In 2006, Joel founded indie label Green Zebra Records. In 2011 he expanded the company into a music licensing house and called it Green Zebra Music. In 2016, Joel sold Green Zebra's licensing catalog to 411 Music Group and made music production the primary focus of Green Zebra.
Joel recently designed and built a state-of-the art recording studio in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Woodland Hills, CA and now operates a new studio nearby in West Hills, CA.