Joel Crafton aka Black Pinoy

JOEL CRAFTON is an international recording artist known as BLACK PINOY with smooth jazzy, silky vocals and lyrics that complement the beat as it signifies the talent, sound, and uniqueness of BLACK PINOY.
The name PINOY and its origin come from having Filipino roots for over three decades multi music award winner and past EMI artist Joel Crafton has gained international recognition as a solid performer with sold-out concerts as far away as Hong Kong and Singapore. The Music of Joel Crafton consistently debuts on UK radio stations, USA, Panama, Malaysia Japan, Philippines Singapore, Brazil, Netherlands, and many other countries. His music can be found on every major music platform worldwide.

 Joel Crafton is a vocalists piano player, writer, arrange producer and member/ Publisher of the “American Society of Authors Composers and Publishers” (ASCAP). Joel had executive positions working directly for the general manager of Atlantic Records
Electra Records, Actco Records making sure the radio stations properly introduced the office as well as securing airplay.

 Musical genres

Smooth jazz – Soul – Contemporary R&B – Gospel

Joel Crafton aka BLACK PINOY sings in English – Spanish and Tagalog
Joel completed a music contract tour with Hong Kong that lasted 11 years and it helped to add to his résumé of accomplishments with a 6-month music tour in Singapore.  Joel moved from New York City to North Carolina and was instantly recognized and spotlighted in the news as 40,000 people came out to see listen to the music of Joel aka BLACK PINOY.  


Joel credits a great deal of his success to the legendary producer James Anthony Carmichael who produced, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and the commodores.

International jazz great BOB BALDWIN who has produced 2 songs of BLACK PINOY.
Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Michael Garvin who wrote the song, Waiting for Tonight song by Jennifer Lopez and Never Give Up On A Good Thing by George Benson recorded on three of the BLACK PINOY 2021 songs.

Saxophonist Tony White with multiple awards – Bass player Gene Torres with multiple awards – Atlantic Starr original Bass player Clifford Archer with Multi music awards.

Songs of Joel Crafton
Disco.  She’s Sleek She’s Fine -Let’s Get Busy
R&B.     I’m Here -Learn The Ways of Love –
Jazz.    Smooth Groove – Panama Love – If I can look inside your mind (Produced by Jazz Great BOB BALDWIN)
Gospel.  I Come To Your Jesus Broken Down (Produced by Jazz Great BOB BALDWIN)

 Grammy award-winning artist Howard Hewitt appears in the video with San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl champ Willy Harper original bass player Clifford Archer.

Beyond Music

Joel Crafton is an accomplished actor who worked with the late Ozzie Davis
Joel Crafton also appeared in the movie Something Borrowed starring Kate Hudson.
Commercial credit: Kodak – Lipton Tea – Burger King