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Joel Panian

COUNTRY:  United States

GROUP:  Jacksonville Symphony

BORN IN: Washington, PA

LIVES IN: Jacksonville, FL


BIGGEST INFLUENCES: Percussionists and timpanists of the Cleveland Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Neil Peart, Steve Gadd

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: Steve Gadd Band- Way Back Home, Live from Rochester, NY

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Performing Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz with our new music director, Courtney Lewis- during the third movement storm section, I felt so very in touch with my three percussion colleagues- our musical communication was so deep, it was like we were reading each others minds!

FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: My 18” Artisan suspended- very versatile, it sounds great no matter what the dynamic is, or what your are striking it with.


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