Verve Jazz Ensemble drummer / leader / arranger Josh Feldstein has performed with everything from trios to big bands. A native New Yorker who grew up on the music of the NYC jazz scene, Josh has been fortunate to study with drum legends Joe Morello and John Riley, as well as DC-area drum icon Walter Salb. Josh cites Mr. Morello, John Riley, Art Blakey, Peter Erskine, and Max Roach as his main influences, but there are so many more! Josh exemplifies a swinging, elegant drumming style rooted in a crisp, articulate musicality.
All About Jazz 2013-04-27: By EDWARD BLANCO, CD/DVD Reviewer since 2005.
Ed, a jazz fan for 35 years, hosts a jazz radio program at WDNA 88.9 FM.
In 2006 drummer Josh Feldstein established the Verve Jazz Ensemble, a
contemporary jazz group playing standards and straight ahead material in the
finest venues throughout the Connecticut area... The Verve
Jazz Ensemble delivers quite an attention-grabbing first effort drawing
inspiration for an encore performance... An all-around solid performance from
the Verve Jazz Ensemble, Feldstein and group lay down one impressive recording
with It's About Time making the wait well worth it...