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, Bette Midler (her first album), Yusef Lateef, Willy DeVille, the Neville Brothers, Herbie Mann, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, Mose Allison, Jimmy Scott and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

Dorn won several Grammy Awards, including:

Dorn died from a heart attack in 2007.[4] His son, Adam Dorn, is a musician working under the name Mocean Worker.


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

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