Four time Grammy-nominated pianist, composer and producer Joel Holmes (aka i-Wonder).
Over the last 15 years, he has toured all around the world with Grammy winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove and vocalist Nnenna Freelon. Originally from the States, he has been based in Berlin for the last few years and currently plays in Detroit techno legend Carl Craig's Synthesizer Ensemble. Joel began teaching himself tunes by ear at the age of 10 and moved from Virginia to Baltimore to attend the Baltimore School for the Performing Arts, before achieving his BA in jazz performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music at John Hopkins University. His music effortlessly straddles jazz, soul and house and techno in his music and is now moving further into the realms of showcasing his own electronic productions with house music releases forthcoming.
Joel's Website: http://www.joelholmesmusic.com/ i-Wonder live set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUPG2letwm4 Joel playing piano with Carl Craig's Synthesizer Ensemble at Funkhaus (EB TV:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xTvm4yTR3M&t=920s Releases Artificial Intelligence Trilogy- Ep- DK Records Soul- Single-DK Records Arrival- Single- DK Records Up and coming releases: BBE -Marcel Vogel's Lumberjacks in Hell Compilation Sept 29th Edm Release with Wolfrage Records- October 25th Inner Light Ep- Reveller Records -tba