Joel Dorn

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Joel Dorn (April 7, 1942 – December 17 2007[1]) was an American jazz and R&B music producer and record label entrepreneur. He worked at Atlantic Records, and later founded the 32 Jazz, Label M, and Hyena Records labels.[2][3] He called himself "The Masked Announcer".

Artists he worked with included: Roberta Flack, Max Roach, Yusef Lateef, Willy DeVille, the Neville Brothers, Herbie Mann, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, Mose Allison and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

Dorn won several Grammy Awards, including:

His son, Adam Dorn, is a musician working under the name Mocean Worker.


  1. ^ Washington Post Obituary
  2. ^ Hyena Records
  3. ^ Label M

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