Joel Parisien (2016)

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JOEL PARISIEN

DATE: Saturday, July 30th
EVENT: Jazz in The Park
STAGE: Fiesta Stage
ADDRESS: Simcoe Park – 169 King St., Niagara-on-the-Lake
TIME: 12PM -12:45PM
TICKET PRICE: FREE


BAND MEMBERS:

Joel Parisien – piano and vocals, Richard Moore – bass, Don Pham -drums

ABOUT YOU:

Toronto-born, Niagara-based singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, specializing in soul, gospel, and classic R&B.

ARTIST BIOS:

As the front man for globetrotting group Newworldson, singer Joel Parisien 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.

HISTORY:

-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

OTHER:

Currently producing, singing, and writing for a 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)

AWARDS:

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