Born: October 29, 1971 Primary Instrument: Sax, baritone
Raised in New Jersey, Josh Sinton has gone on to perform and study throughout the world. After living in Europe and the Middle East during high school, he moved to Chicago where he studied music at both the University of Chicago and the AACM. He left the country again to travel through Europe and Asia. While in India he briefly joined Habib Tanvir’s Naya theater company as a member of the road crew while they toured through the western provinces. When he returned to Chicago, he took up the baritone saxophone and began studies with Ari Brown and Ken Vandermark. He also began performing with Chicago bands and providing sound design and original compositions for Chicago area theaters and choreographers. After several years of this, Josh decided to return to the East Coast and to school. He attended the New England Conservatory in Boston where he studied with Steve Lacy, Dominique Eade, Blake, Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Moses and Hankus Netsky. While in Boston, he also had the opportunity to play with Steve Lacy, Jim Hobbs, Matana Roberts, Charlie Kohlhase and the Either Orchestra. Since moving to New York in 2004, Josh has established himself as an important voice in the creative music scene leading his own groups holus-Bolus (specializing in originals and unique covers) and Ideal Bread (playing the music of Steve Lacy). He is also a member of the bands Heather and the Barbarians, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Blivton and Burnt Sugar. He has played with Andrew D’Angelo, Jim Black, Curtis Hasselbring, Donny McCaslin, Trevor Dunn, Matthew Welch, Shane Endsley, Mark Taylor, Vernon Reid and many others. Josh currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Laura.
Josh is a beautifully well-rounded musician whose sensitivity and dedication to improvised music shine in every setting he plays. --Dominique Eade
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.