Joel Ginsberg originally hails from Sacramento California and was born one hour prior to his mom’s birthday. Piano was his first instrument, then clarinet and finally saxophone. While in grade school he suffered an illness that took away all his motor skills and memory. By his junior year in high school he completely recovered to be one of the best musicians of his class,touring China and participating in the Essential Ellington competition with The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in New York.
Joel is a graduate of San Diego State University with two bachelors degrees, jazz studies and music education. He also recently completed his single subject teaching credential in music.He maintains a private studio as well where he teaches all woodwinds. Joel has performed with such artists as Wynton Marsalis, Ted Nash,Gilbert Castellanos,Joe Liebman,Bob Sheppard,Dave Pietro, Mike McMullen, Marcus Pintup, Chris Crenshaw Tom Luer just to name a few.