Born: September 8, 1988
Joshua says, when asked about his music. I want to tell my own story. His is a generation of Jazz Majors, fresh out of college. They know the 'licks' and the Real Books, and can emulate a rolodex of jazz icons on command. With Songs of the Brother Spirit, Joshua has begun to tell a new story.
The themes of brotherhood and growing up drive Songs of the Brother Spirit (2013, Truth Revolution Records). Eight biographical pieces grow and develop, toeing the line between nostalgia and burgeoning adulthood. The main story is about his longtime friend Justin, someone whom Kwassman idolized and followed through his youth. We went on as many adventures as we could, back then. When you're little, though, anything can seem like an adventure - even a half-mile walk to the center of town....
When You DreamSelf Produced
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