1924 - 2005
This site is now a memorial tribute to the late Joe Harnell who passed away on July 14th, 2005. He will always be remembered as a magnificent pianist and composer. He was a brilliant "programming assignment helper
" as well.
Harnell also worked in various capacities — pianist, arranger, music director—with such singers as Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Marlene Dietrich, Pearl Bailey, Judy Garland, and Beverly Sills.
Composer John Williams once referred to Harnell as "one of the genuine masters of the American musical scene. His career as pianist, arranger, composer and conductor spans the richest and most creative period of our country's musical life, and Joe's contribution to it has become a major one."