Joel Moreno Codinachs
guitarrist - composer
Joel Moreno Codinachs was born in Barcelona in a very musical family in which almost everybody plays an instrument. He soon chose the guitar influenced by this environment. At the age of 14 he discovered the electric guitar and started to play blues and rock. Soon after he fell in love with the harmonies of Jazz and Brazilian Music. From that time he has been busy playing this music.
He leads his trio and quintet and participates in several projects. He has released, with his quintet, Songs for Midnight Dancers (Underpool 2017), his second work as a lider. His debut album, Emergexit (Errabal 2010), was recorded in New York and in the year 2015 he presented PLAY (Errabal 2015) with Diana Palau & Joel Moreno Project a CD result of the collaboration with the singer Diana Palau . He has collaborated in several other recordings like Chiquilladas Pintorescas (JazzGranollers Records 2015) with Sabina Witt Quintet, Estrada do sol (TempsRECORD 2012) and Flor de cerrado (TempsRECORD 2014) with Luna Cohen Grup -albums in where he participates as a performer and music producer-, Fight with your best weapons (Barcelona Underground Scene in 2014) with Bernat Hernandez, Songs & Canções (S.R. 2012) with Diana Palau, Després del Jazz (Audiovisuals de Sarrià 2011) with Martí Ventura Quartet or L’aigua no es mou (Satélite K 2011) with Folkincats.
Besides his work as a performer he also works as a composer, arranger and educator.
He is currently settled in Barcelona but he has lived in several cities before returning to his hometown. In each trip he has managed to soak up the local Jazz to achieve an original style that translates the complexity of this music into a rich but natural melodic flow.
In 2007 he was granted a “La Caixa” fellowship program to study a Master of Arts at New York University, which he finished in 2009. Peter Bernstein, John Scofield, Jonathan Kreisberg and Jean Michel Pilc can be counted among his teachers and strong musical influences.
Before moving to New York he lived four years in Amsterdam, graduating at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. His career began, however, in Barcelona under the guidance of musicians like Mario Rossy and Albert Cubero.