Joel Krett -
Joel began playing saxophone at age 25 while already playing harmonica in a duo with good friend and musical partner Jeff Sutton. Joel was encouraged to pick up the horn by another good friend, retired jazz saxophonist Ken Powerstein. Joel studied with Ken for two years while Sutton/Krett played around the Columbus and Cincinnati areas in '85 / '86.
In 1987, Joel joined the Richard P. Boils Rhythm & Blues Band where he played the midwestern club circuit while opening for such acts as The Chi-Lites. In 1993, Joel moved and shortly thereafter joined the Tube City Dukes. That band eventually became the James Hilton Band, which released a CD in 1997 entitled "Is it Rock."
During this time, Joel had the good fortune to share the stage with such R&B legends as Roscoe Gordon and Big Jay McNeeley. Also during that period, Joel had the opportunity to study with Nathan Davis at the University of Pittsburgh for three years.
He graduated in 1999 with a BA in music and was blessed with the birth of his son, Dylan, shortly thereafter. In 2000 he joined the Marcels for a five year stint. While playing in the marcels, back up band, the 45's, he had the chance to back such acts as The Jive Five and the Drifters. In July '05 Joel joined Subway and is happy to be sharing the stage with such good musicians and vocalists.