Joel Parisien (2017)


DATE: Friday, July 28th
EVENT: Jazz in the City – Flagship Event
STAGE: Partridge Hall / FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
ADDRESS: 250 St. Paul St. St. Catharines, ON
TIME: 7:30PM -11:00PM
TICKET PRICE: Early Bird:  $39 + HST (until April 30th, 2017) Regular Price:  $49 + HST



Lead vocals and Keyboards: Joel Parisien
Guitar and vocals: Josh Toal
Bass and vocals: Rich Moore
Drums: Nathaniel Rustenburg
Alto Saxophone: Darryl Dixon
Tenor Saxophone/Flute: Dave Watson
Trombone: Jonathan Arons
1st Trumpet: James Cage
2nd Trumpet: Freddie Hendrix

Toronto-born, Niagara-based singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, specializing in soul, gospel, and classic R&B.  As the front man for globetrotting group Newworldson, singer Joel Parisien has earned four Juno© nominations (2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 Gospel Album Of The Year), penned three top-five Billboard© singles, and headlined festivals across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Joel produces, sings, and writes for the new funk/soul project called Chops ‘n’ Soul, collaborating with ex-Parliament/Funkadelic members Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads), Dennis Chambers (Santana, John Scofield), Fred Wesley (James Brown, the JBs) and Chops Horns (Alicia Keys, the Police)


-Formerly signed to Warner-Chappell as a writer/artist (1997-2002)

-Front man/principal writer for gospel group Newworldson (2005-2015), whose accomplishments include:

-signing with Nashville-based record label Inpop records (Mat Kearney, newsboys)

-earning four Juno© nominations for Gospel Album Of The Year: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013

-in 2010, their first single “There Is A Way” peaking at number 2 on the Billboard Music Gospel chart (US)

-in 2012, their second single “Learning To Be The Light” peaking at number 3 (March 24, 2012) and remaing on that same Billboard chart for nearly a year

-headlining major festivals across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand


Four Juno© nominations (2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 Gospel Album Of The Year) as frontman for Newworldson