Career

Joshua C. Okonkwo

aka (Joe Gabriel C)

 

Mobile                          0772685998

E-Mail                           music@joegabrielc.com

Website                       www.joegabrielc.com

 

 

 

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MUSIC EDUCATION AND COURSES:

 

CAS Performance and Production (HKB) Bern 2017 (completed)

CAS Pedagogic in Pop/Rock Music (HKB) Bern 2016 – 2017 (completed)

 

Privat lessons:           Prof. Robin De Haas (Vocal) Lausanne

Privat lessons:           Onita Boone De/USA (Vocal)

Workshops:                Junior Robinson UK (Vocal),

Music School Biel:      Tomas Sauter (E-Guitar)

Music School Biel:      Marco Figini Biel (E/A-Guitar)

Music School Biel:      Christoph Staudenmann (Drums)

Music School Orpund: Daniel Schär (A-Guitar)

 

LANGUAGE:

English                        Main language (written and spoken)

Igbo                            Mother tongue

German                      Good knowledge (written and spoken)

French                        Basic knowledge

 

 

MUSIC CAREER:

 

  • Singing Teacher/Vocal Coach (individual and group lessons)

 

  • Choir leader, Lead singer and Soloist in various projects and events, such as Christmas gospel, corporate events, Wedding, Festivals, Family parties and etc.

 

  • Since 2016: Leader Gospel Choir Project in ICF Bern: icf-bern.ch

 

  • 2018: Choir leader/Solo Artist Winter Gospel (Seeland youth choir)

 

  • 2017: Solo Artist at Blues & Jazz festival Rapperswil-Jona: bluesnjazz.ch

 

 

  • 2016: Leader Social Immigration and integration Choir Project in collaboration with Co-opera Biel/SAH Bern: sah-be.ch

 

  • 2015 – 2017: Solo Artist at AVC Swiss: avc-ch.org

 

  • 2014: 2nd CD launch: Album „Versatile Praiz“                                          

 

  • 2013: Kids graduation CD Project (Kindergarten Bözingen/Biel)

                         (Group vocal lessons and studio recording)

                                                                  

  • 2006 – 2013: Lead singer & Music director in NIC Biel

 

  • 2013: Sommer single „Africa“                                                                        

                                                                      

  • 2012 & 2013: Choir leader and solo Artist at Safe Haven Benefit Project  

 

  • 2012: Debut CD/EP (Here I Come) release:                                                  

                                                        

  • 2010: Music career (Joe Gabriel C) begins, first concert

 

  • 2006: Participant in Psalmodia Music school projekt Biel (as Drummer)      

 

  • 2005 – 2008: New entry to Swiss, absolved diverse music courses (theory, instruments and vocal)

 

  • 2000 – 2001: Drummer and Choir member in UCC church Lagos Nigeria.            

 

  • 1994 – 1998: Choir member in Nigeria

 

  • 1988 – 1993: Lead Singer in Kid’s choir
  • 1986 – 1988: Percussion band leader in Nigeria