Born: May 17, 1986 Primary Instrument: Piano
Josh Moshier is a jazz pianist and composer. His music has been performed by the Joel Spencer Quartet, Dick Oatts with the Northwestern Jazz Ensemble and by Chuck Owen & the Jazz Surge at the 2008 International Jazz Composers Symposium. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Northwestern University, where he studied jazz piano with Joan Hickey, jazz arranging with Tom Garling and classical orchestration with Aaron Travers. Josh has written arrangements for Hal Leonard (All About Trumpet) and he composes music for Harpo Sounds (The Oprah Winfrey Show). Josh is a member of the Chicago Jazz Composers Collective, and he co-leads his own group with saxophonist Mike Lebrun. Josh was recently awarded a Chamber Music America New Jazz Works Grant, commissioning an extended work that will premiere in 2010. Joy Not Jaded, his new recording with Mike Lebrun, was recently released by OA2 Records in October 2009.