Joel Katz has performed professionally on Maui for over 25 years, as a pianist, as an acoustic guitarist and as a steel guitarist. For twenty years Joel Katz has also been the guitarist, keyboardist, and musical director for Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats, Hawaii's premier convention show band. His playing style focuses on Hawaiian-style steel guitar classics but also includes some jazz and pop tunes. For your listening enjoyment, he recently released a new CD, "Adventures in Hawaiian Steel Guitar."
Joel is also an instructor in the guitar, ukulele, and audio technology programs at the University of Hawaii Maui College. He also is the head of the award winning Seaside Recording Studio. Joel is passionate about carrying on the tradition of the Hawaiian steel guitar and playing style.
See his website for samples of his music and more information.
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
Kona Steel Guitar Festival