"Over the past couple of years Joël has engineered sessions for some of the top Haitian bands (RAM, Emeline Michel, Paul Beaubrun, Lakou Mizik, Belo etc.) and has produced a number of great tracks from a variety of musicians recording here.
He is a super creative guy who is excellent to work with and really knows his way around the studio."
- Zach Niles
Producer & Manager
(Lakou Mizik & Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars)
Director of Audio Institute Haïti
is a French-American recording-engineer, producer, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. His experience ranges from recording RAM Haïti’s 2016 hit Kanaval “Gras a Sent Kle” to co-producing “Pozé” an intimate video series, with acoustic sessions from Jackson Browne for his latest single “Standing in the Breach” to international jazz queen Emeline Michel.
After studying Electroacoustics at Concordia University in Montreal, Joël worked with acclaimed world-music record label Cumbancha where he was connected with Audio Institute Haïti, a post-secondary college designed to give Haitian students advanced technical skills in recording technology. Over the course of three years, Joël designed a 2-year curriculum working with curriculum directors at Nimbus School of Recording and Media School and, MusiTechnic Recording Institute Montreal, as well as leading advanced class room and studio courses in world-class facilities.
Joël has worked as producer & recording engineer for numerous artists in Montreal, Vermont, Haiti, the Caribbean and the world. He is fluent in English, French, and Haitian Creole and has a deep eclectic passion for music and sound.
Joël currently works as a free-lance producer/engineer working at studios in Montreal, Vermont, and Haïti
PROFESSOR OF AUDIO ENGINEERING
Jacmel, Haïti 2013 - 2016
Co-designed 2-year technical program curriculum.
Led advanced classes in audio engineering and production. Audioinstitute.org
Song Writer’s Summit
Jacmel, Haïti March 2016
House engineer for an international songwriting summit held in Jacmel, with artists; Jackson Browne, Jonathon Wilson, Raul Rodriguez, Maxwell, Michael Brun, Jon Russell, and Paul Beubrun
PRODUCER / ENGINEER POZE
POZE Acoustic Sessions
Jacmel, Haïti January 2016
Co-produced and engineered a series of acoustic-video sessions with artists; Belo, Emeline Michel, Behtova Obas, Jackson Browne and others. TBR
Arcade Fire – Here Comes the Night Time
Jacmel, Haïti January 2016
Mixed and Edited Arcade Fire’s latest release, shot live in Jacmel, Haiti. Watch the video here.
RAM – Manman M Se Ginen & Kanaval
Jacmel Haïti, November 2016
Recorded all drums and percussion for RAM's latest (sixth studio) album and led entire tracking session for 2016 Kanaval. Check out the Music Review on NPR's All Things Considered.
Solid State Logic Inc. New York, NY
BFA ELECTROACOUSTICS Concordia University Montreal, Canada
2009 - 2013
DIPLOMA GRAPHIC DESIGN Burlington Technical Center Burlington, VT