Sax drenched melodies, infectious grooves and emotive songwriting is the heart of Joel
Sena's soul music.
Hailing from Sydney, Joel comes from humble beginnings. After studying music at the
Australian Institute of Music he went on to become one of Sydney’s most in-demand
Saxophonists. Joel has graced a slew of iconic venues with both national and international
After a solid few years playing as a sideman, it was time for Joel to step out into the
spotlight. Having written his first song at age 12, his upcoming debut EP draws inspiration
from an eclectic array of influences from Miles Davis to Kendrick Lamar and Hiatus Kaiyote.
His music is a compelling and raw fusion of Soul, R&B and Jazz. It features his compelling
saxophone style alongside some beautifully crafted songs and modern production. Also
featured on the EP are the sultry vocals of up and coming singer Phoebe Papatheodorou.
The future's looking bright for the budding Producer and Saxophonist with his debut
self-titled EP scheduled for release in September. Alongside this release are plans for live
performances and Joel plans to get back in the studio to release more music in 2017.
“I’ve been passionate about making original music for years and this EP marks the start of
a new journey for me. The songs tell the story of some of the most profound experiences I’ve
had over the past few years. I have come from humble beginnings and have worked really
hard at finding my own sound both as a saxophonist and producer. I’ve been able to create
a really dynamic sound with both soaring highs and subtle, tender moments. I can’t wait to
share my music with the world.”