Born: February 21, 1981 Primary Instrument: Bass
First being a member of the Chicago jazz scene, Josh Paris is now an integral member of the New York creative music scene. Originally from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Josh currently resides in New York City. Coming from a musical family, he started playing music as early as he could walk. Once he finally decided that the double bass was his vehicle of choice he started to study the instrument. He has studied with such musicians as Henry Boehm, John Floeter, Joey Sellers, Chris Rosenberg and Jay Anderson.
Current projects that he is working with are: Landon Knoblock Trio/Quartet, The American Jazz Repertory Orchestra, The Awakening Orchestra, The Vito Chiavuzzo Group, Kenji Shinagawa and C Phineas. You can find him playing regularly at venues like Fat Cat, 55 Bar, the Tea Lounge, Spike Hill and many other places in and around the city.
Tracks: Succinct Excursion; This B Open; Potsmoke; Scantily Clad; Doofy Musty Doof; Past The Present; New Mexico (Re)visited; Bunnies In The Lawn (Voices In My Head); Nun To Moe; Guy On The Couch; Joey Made Me Do It.
Personnel: Name: Doug Stone - Saxophones. Chris Smith - Drums. Josh Paris - Bass.
As A Side Musician
C Phineas: Real.Live.Music
Tracks: Memory Lane; Heaven; The War Of Art; June; Apocalypse; Let's Sleep On It; Stand Up.
Personnel: Lars Deitrich: Alto Sax. Sam Ryder: Tenor Sax. Jacob Rodriguez: Bari Sax. Brian Robertson: Keyboards. Josh Paris: Bass. Chris Smith: Drums. Jonathan Celestin: Vocals. DiMaggio: Emcee.
Tracks: The Breakdown; RIGA; Mammamma; It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding); 1 N 2; War Of Art V2; Get Better; Food In Cars; Good Cool Fine; We Do; Free.
Personnel: Chris Shade: Alto Sax. Sam Ryder: Tenor Sax. Vito Chiavuzzo: Bari Sax. Landon Knoblock: Keyboards. Josh Paris: Bass. Chris Smith: Drums. Jonathan Celestin: Vocals. DiMaggio: Emcee.
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New York, NY
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.