Audience members are invited for a first-hand look into Baltimore’s thriving jazz scene at this bi-monthly session. The convergence of many of the area’s talented jazz musicians in this intimate listening room sparks fresh and creative sounds. Join us for an evening of unpredictable, imaginative, and electrifying jazz, brought to you by some of the city’s finest players! Oh, and bring your horn!
Musicians interested in sitting in at the jam session should reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org so we’ll be expecting you! All are welcome!
Pianist Joshua Espinoza has shared the stage with artists including Warren Wolf, Paul Bollenback, Miho Hazama, John D’earth, Mike Pope, Kris Funn, Todd Marcus, Chuck Redd, and Gail Wynters. With a style rooted in the jazz tradition yet tastefully modern, Josh's music reaches audiences of all ages. His performances have taken him to national stages large and small, including the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Barns at Wolftrap, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the DC Jazz Festival. A graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Furman University, Josh currently free-lances in the Baltimore area. Visit his website for upcoming performances: www.joshuaespinoza.com
New Yorker Alex Meadow is an upright and electric bass player currently residing in the Baltimore/Washington area. His freelance career keeps him in high demand as a jazz/funk/fusion artist. Alex has played with and studied under bassists Jeff Reed, Mike Pope, and guitarist Gary Grainger.
All seats: $5
In January 2016, Josh was a semi-finalist in the UNISA International Jazz Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa where he was named “Most Promising Semi-Finalist.” He was previously a semi-finalist in the American Jazz Pianist Competition (2015) in Melbourne, FL.
Each summer, Josh serves on the piano faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, MI and was previously on the faculties of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Franklin College (IN), and Morehead State University (KY). Josh holds a B.M. in Piano Performance from Furman University (SC) and an M.M. in Jazz Studies (minor in Classical Piano) from Indiana University.
With a style rooted in the jazz tradition yet tastefully modern, Josh’s music reaches audiences of all ages. Currently, Josh is a freelance performer and teacher in Baltimore, MD. Visit his website for his upcoming performances: www.joshuaespinoza.com.
All seats: $5