Josh Rosen

Instrument: Piano | Location: Boston

Born: March 17, 1955

Josh Rosen has performed/recorded with jazz greats Joe Lovano, Mick Goodrick, George Garzone, Greg Hopkins, Bob Moses, Stan Strickland, Phil Grenadier, John Lockwood, Dennis Irwin, Steve Slagle, Bennie Wallace, George Schuller, The Either/Orchestra and Ethiopian master musicians Mulatu Astake and Mahmoud Ahmed, among many others.

A pianist and prolific composer, Rosen has released four albums, with several projects currently in production. Released to wide acclaim, “American Waltz”, featured masters George Garzone and Mick Goodrick. Collaborating with multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Stan Strickland, Rosen produced the creative and intimate album ”Instinct”. 2016 saw the release of another duo project, “Brothers”, with Ralph Rosen on harmonica and drums. In addition to keyboards, Josh played bass and guitar. 2017 will see the release of his Jazz Chamber project called “Sparks”, featuring cellist Eugene Friesen and drummer Mark Walker.

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”sets new limits for contemporary jazz” - Jazz Times

“Rosen's eloquent piano...elegant feel” - Hartford Courant

“Rosen's compositions are considerably sophisticated...throughout this mix of alternately melodic and more tonally abstruse jazz, there’s a sensibility ranging from sly and funny to warmly, indelibly tuneful...absolutely gorgeous “ - Lucid Culture

“American Waltz” is sumptuous…Each track is a miniature encapsulation of its innovation, an inspired journey into the known and the unexpected...A deep rooted beauty takes hold from the first piano note…It is all so beautifully crafted and bewitching…a delirious welter of ideas…sizzling rhythm…seamless and stimulating The band is comfortable in any zone it chooses to carve

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