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.”
“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
Willing to teach
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!