"Breakstone's playing emphasizes inventive, lyrical single-note melody lines. Though his fingers have been described as 'continual blur' onstage,he never lets frenetic technique detract from his interesting melodies which always have both intellegence and feeling behind them. Breakstone says 'Jazz should sing, be pretty to listen to, and feel good',and he is true to his philosophy. To anyone who has heard him, it is clear he is on his way to making his mark as one of the great jazz instrumentalists."
The Bass Clef, London, England
October, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the great jazz drummer Art Blakey. Noted New York be-bop guitarist Joshua Breakstone will be touring throughout the US from September-November in support of the October release of his new recording on Capri Records, “Children of Art”, a tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. On the new recording, Joshua plays with drummer Eliot Zigmund (well known from his years with Bill Evans) and bassist Martin Wind (current member of the trios of Bill Mays, Dena DeRose, Bill Cunliffe, Ann Hampton Callaway, Ted Rosenthal, and Matt Wilson's Quartet "Arts and Crafts”). We are happy to have him at Germano’s as part of his fall ’19 tour, appearing duo with bassist Blake Meister.