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Josh Workman is an internationally traveled guitarist, composer, educator, journalist, and audio editor who teaches at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. Performance and recording in groups or as sideman: Josh has performed and/or recorded with Larry Vuckovich, Lynda Carter, Margaret Cho, Debbie Harry, David Grisman, John Jorgenson, The Jazz Passengers, Jon Hendricks, Maria Muldaur, Houston Person, Groove Collective/Groove Thing, Deanna Martin, Indigo Swing, The Hot Club of San Francisco, Benny Green, Harold Jones, Akira Tana, Corinne West, The West Coast Ramblers, B-Stars, and many others. Performance and recording as a leader: The release, ‘Jumpin at the Border’ reached #24 on the JazzWeek national radio charts and received critical acclaim, garnering four out of five stars on All Music Guide and receiving the International Association of Jazz Educators Blue Chip Award - among the top four instrumentals of the year. Performances in support of this release included Yoshi’s in Oakland, Jazz at Pearl’s in San Francisco, as well as the Jazz Bakery in L.A. and various venues in the Southwest. Recording for television, video games, and apps: Performed and recorded all guitar samples for the 'Archtop' sound library for Impact Soundworks. Recorded, performed and edited various guitar (electric, acoustic, lap-steel) and mandolin parts for the Dead Island2 video game. Performed various guitar parts for production house, Music Orange, including Garageband (Apple app); Ubisoft and El Pollo Loco TV commercials

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”There are lots of jazz guitarists out there who can play in a Django—Grappelli style, and many who can play bop or Latin jazz. But not many of them are equally comfortable in all of those styles, and that's just part of what makes Josh Workman very special as a guitarist and bandleader.” —Rick Anderson, All Music Guide

“...genuine integrity and soul on each and every track...['Jumpin' At The Border'] is one of the most enjoyable albums I have heard so far this year and I would recommend it to anyone.” —Joe Knipes, Jazz Improv Magazine

“An ambitious effort...some well—played jazz.” —John Ephland, DownBeat Magazine

“...a phenomenal musician...Workman's rich CD contexts and amazing performances serve as inspirational examples for jazz guitarists young and old

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Primary Instrument



Los Angeles

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


I have been teaching for twenty years, back in New York and here in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to my own studio, my teaching includes classes at San Francisco State, Jazz Camp West, Blue Bear School of American Music, clinics all over the U.S. w/ the Hot Club of San Francisco, and about seven years worth of lesson articles for Guitar Player and other magazines.

Clinic/Workshop Information

A couple of the classes that I enjoy teaching are: BEBOP SOLOING FOR GUITAR, Josh Workman, beg-int; This class introduces a set of tools that, though rooted in bebop, will help students develop strong phrasing in any musical style

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Album Jumpin' At the Border by Josh Workman

Jumpin' At the Border

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Album Jumpin by Josh Workman


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