Josh Rosen

Instrument: Piano | Location: Boston

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

Updated: August 29, 2019

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 7 albums. “American Waltz”, features jazz masters George Garzone and Mick Goodrick. “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.

With Boston legend Stan Strickland (woodwinds, vocals), Rosen has produced three stellar albums: the intimate duo ”Instinct”; “Seasons”, a jazz Quartet; and in 2019, “Three Moments”, a brilliant improvisational trio with master percussionist Ra Kalam Bob Moses. In 2016, ZiggleZaggle Music released a folk influenced duo project, “Brothers”, with Ralph Rosen (harmonica, drums) Josh recorded keyboards, bass and guitar. Rosen’s jazz chamber project “Sparks” (2017), features cellist Eugene Friesen, Strickland and drummer Mark Walker. The CD was honored to be included in the Grammy nomination list. There’s also a tribute album, “The Music of Paul Motian and Spontaneous Compositions…” with legendary avant-garde bassist John Voigt.

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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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