Joel Bean is a jazz pianist and organist based in Seattle, Washington. He has played at venues throughout the city, such as Egan’s and The Royal Room, as well as at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, ID, and the Monterey Next Gen Jazz Festival, in Monterey, California. Joel is currently working on his undergraduate degree in jazz performance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, where he has studied with jazz luminaries such as Dawn Clement, Randy Halberstadt, and Chuck Deardorf, as well as having studied Gamelan music and Western Classical music. Joel’s music takes influence from music such as Bach, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Frederic Chopin. He has played with local Seattle area musicians such as Brent Jensen, Paul Gabrielson, and Geoff Harper, as well as with his own groups.