Josh Rawlings

Born: December 10, 1982    Primary Instrument: Piano

Josh Rawlings

Pianist, keyboardist, composer and vocalist Josh Rawlings is a breath of fresh air on the Seattle music scene. He has been compared to a young Herbie Hancock based on his passionate playing in numerous Funk, Soul, R&B, Pop, and award-winning Jazz groups.

Josh is forging new musical directions as he blends improvisation with traditional jazz and energizing percussive keyboarding that connects and uplifts his listeners. “It’s about the experience and finding that unifying element with the people around you,” Josh explains, “We are re-tying our roots to the healing, connective and celebratory nature of music – this is why we became musicians in the first place.” ...
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- Recorded with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on ‘The Heist’ (#1 best selling iTunes album in Oct. 2012 and #2 on the Billboard Chart - Received 2010 Inside/Out Jazz Award for Band of the Year - Received 2009 Earshot Gold Ear for NW Acoustic Group from the Internationally known Earshot Jazz Organization
“Rawlings is a romantic, thoughtful player, and his sidemen are right there throughout. He’ll be a force to reckon with.” - Peter Monaghan (Earshot Jazz)

“(The Josh Rawlings Trio) is especially fun, with lots of dissonant harmonies and dramatic hesitations over propulsive drumming…all the entertainment you need.” - Rachel Dovey (Seattle Sound)

“There are moments where you sound like you're channeling Brad Mehldau (not a bad thing!).” - Randy Halberstadt (Jazz Pianist)

“Josh Rawlings’ sparkling, luscious chords (affectionately dubbed “kraws” by those in the community familiar with the man) are the trademark sounds for the group The Teaching. [The Teachings’ Music is] Effortlessly enjoyable, but not wanting for intelligence.” - Peter Walton (Earshot Jazz)

• Soul Kata: Rockets EP • Industrial Revelation: Live at the Eastside (2012) • Katrina Kope & Josh Rawlings Duo: Today Or Tomorrow (2011) • The Teaching: Live at the Triple Door (2010) • Industrial Revelation: Unreal Reality (2010) • Spekulation: The Depression Era EP (2010) • The Teaching: Live at D Note – Disc 1 (2009) • The Teaching: Live at D Note – Disc 2 (2009) • The Teaching: Live at Seattle Art Museum – Disc 1 (2009) • The Teaching: Live at Seattle Art Museum – Disc 2 (2009) • Tai Shan & Josh Rawlings: Silent Echoes – Rough Draft (2009) • LUCID: Lucid Live 2009 Anthology (2009) • Jason Parker Quartet: No More, No Less (2009) • The Teaching (DVD): Live at Triple Door (2009) • Soul Kata: Here I Am (2009) • Reservoir Cats: Spirit of Mingus – Bonus (2009) • Reservoir Cats: Spirit of Mingus (2009) • Spekulation: Just Add Water – The Mix Tape (2009) • Jason Parker Quartet: Live @ JazzTV (2009) • Josh Rawlings Trio: Live on Sonarchy Radio (2009) • Spekulation: The Bite (2009) • The Teaching: The Teaching (2009) • Soul Kata: More – Single (2008) • Josh Rawlings Trio: Climbing Stairs (2008) • Industrial Revelation (DVD): Live at Triple Door (2008) • Eileen Rose: Strange As It Seems (2007) • Love is the Word: Jazz Under a Seattle Skyline (2007) • Jason Parker Quartet: Jason Parker Quartet (2007) • Industrial Revelation: It Can Only Get Better From Here (2007) • Soul Kata: Soul Kata (2006) • Josh Rawlings Trio: Super Recital Bros. (2005) • Josh Rawlings: Too Many Styles – Disc 1 (2001) • Josh Rawlings: Too Many Styles – Disc 2 (2001) • Josh Rawlings: Early Works (2000) - Coming Soon - • Josh Rawlings Trio: Super Trio Bros. • Josh Rawlings Trio: JRT Plays Standards • Industrial Revelation: Oakhead

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Primary Instrument:

Shoreline, WA

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

I specialize in Piano, beginning Guitar & Voice, Drums & Percussion & Music Recording & Songwriting. Whereever you are with your music (any level / any age), if you’re ready to take the plunge — Let’s find your musical voice and have some fun making music!

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