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Joel Hoekstra


New York guitarist Joel Hoekstra plays for Night Ranger, the Broadway hit 'Rock of Ages' and Trans Siberian Orchestra. Joel has also released 3 cd's of his own. Hear Joel on Night Ranger's new cd 'High Road'!

Joel has worked on/with the following....


Night Ranger
Trans Siberian Orchestra
The Turtles
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Dee Snider
Jeff Scott Soto
Amy Lee (Evanescence)
Scrap Metal
Eric Martin (Mr Big)
Alan Parsons
Rik Emmett (Triumph)
Tommy Shaw (Styx)
Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)
Wyclef Jean
John Waite
Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls)
Beth Hart
Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple)
Ted Nugent
Sebastian Bach
Donnie & Johnny Van Zant
Don Barnes (38 Special)
Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)
Gunnar and Matthew Nelson (Nelson)
Michael Sweet (Stryper)
Mike Reno (Loverboy)
Jimi Jamison (Survivor)
David Pack (Ambrosia)
Martha Davis (The Motels)
Mickey Thomas (Starship)
Constantine Maroulis (American Idol)
Dave Bickler (Survivor)
Mark Slaughter (Slaughter)
Hugh Jackman
Nuno Bettencourt
Chan Marshall (Kat Power)
Henry Paul (The Outlaws, Blackhawk)
Ray Parker Jr.
Debbie Gibson
Jim Peterik (Ides of March, Survivor)
Tom Keifer (Cinderella)
Kip Winger


Rock of Ages (Broadway, off-Broadway)
Love, Janis (New York, San Francisco, Phoenix, Cleveland, Louisville, Cincinnati, Tucson, Sag Harbor)
The Boy From Oz (Broadway)
Tarzan (Broadway)
La Cage Aux Folles (Broadway)
It Ain't Nothin But the Blues (Tucson, Phoenix, Kansas City, Seattle, Chicago*)
A Chorus Line (Broadway Cast Recording 2006)
Lovely Day (off-Broadway)

* nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for 'Best Musical Direction'


The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno
That Metal Show (guest guitarist)
America's Got Talent
Celebrity Apprentice
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Bachelor Pad
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Last Call with Carson Daly
Live with Regis and Kelly
Live with Kelly and Michael
Tony Awards (2009)
Access Hollywood
CNN Previews
Visa Signature Tony Preview Concert
The Sandra Bernhard Experience (A&E)
M3 Festival (HDNet)
Imus in the Morning (Fox Business)
20/20 (ABC)
Nick Cannon (Nickolodeon)
Rock Star Kitchen (Comcast/NBC)
FOX Morning news (New York, Chicago, Tucson, Kansas City, Atlanta, Louisville, Cincinnati)
WGN Morning News (Chicago)
ABC's View From the Bay (San Francisco)
The Loose Leaf Report (LA)
WB Morning News (New York)
The New York Today Show
ABC's New Years Eve Countdown (Chicago)
NBC "Good Company" (Cleveland)
UPN: Live at the Taste (Chicago)
I-90 North (Chicago)
NBC Morning News (Louisville)
Barry Z Show (New York)
Guitar Talk (Chicago)
NBC's 'The Bay Area Today' (San Francisco)
NBC's 'Arizona Midday'


Rock of Ages (the movie)
Resurrection Mary
The Last Winter
May the Best Man Win


Played the national anthem for a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden
Played the National anthem for a NJ Devils game at Prudential Center
Guitar Player magazine feature (May '09 issue)
Guitar Player magazine article (May '11 issue)
Guitar Player magazine article (March '13 issue)
Guitar World magazine feature (30th anniversary issue-Fall '09)
Guitar World Playlist article (November '11 issue)
Guitar World - 10 'Licks of the day' for the iphone app
Premier Guitar magazine feature (June '12 issue)
Premier Guitar magazine lesson (July '12 issue)
Jeff Scott Soto video - Look Inside You Heart
Jeff Scott Soto video - Neverending War
Dee Snider video - Mack the Knife


Gibson guitars
Jackson Guitars
EVH amps
Taylor acoustic guitars
Avid audio
Atomic electric guitars
AKG wireless systems
Nady wireless systems
Ernie Ball strings
Monster Cable
Big Bends Nut Sauce
Seymour Duncan pick-ups
Star Access picks
Fernandes Sustainers
Floyd Rose
Shredneck guitars
Mono Cases
Fractal Audio Systems
Head straps
Morpheus Drop Tune pedal
Tech 21 midi pedals
G7 Capos