Joel Forrester

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Birthday
2, 1946
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Birth Sign
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Birthday
2, 1946 (age 72)
Birthplace
Pennsylvania

About

Jazz artist whose musicality was admired by Thelonious Monk. Monk advised him to focus on writing new compositions.

Before Fame

He began his professional jazz career when he was 15. He created his first composition "Tiber Rag" for a 1962 high-school Latin project.

Trivia

He composed the theme song for National Public Radio's long-running talk show "Fresh Air," hosted by Terry Gross.

Family Life

He married dancer Mary Harrison in 1970, with whom he fathered a son, Max.

Associated With

He provided the soundtrack for some of Andy Warhol's earliest films.