Josh Sinton

Raised in New Jersey, Josh Sinton has gone on to perform and study throughout the world. After living in Europe and the Middle East during high school, he moved to Chicago where he studied music at both the University of Chicago and the AACM. He left the country again to travel through Europe and Asia. While in India he briefly joined Habib Tanvir’s Naya theater company as a member of the road crew while they toured through the western provinces. When he returned to Chicago, he took up the baritone saxophone and began studies with Ari Brown and Ken Vandermark. He also began performing with Chicago bands and providing sound design and original compositions for Chicago area theaters and choreographers. After several years of this, Josh decided to return to the East Coast and to school. He attended the New England Conservatory in Boston where he studied with Steve Lacy, Dominique Eade, Blake, Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Moses and Hankus Netsky. While in Boston, he also had the opportunity to play with Steve Lacy, Jim Hobbs, Matana Roberts, Charlie Kohlhase and the Either Orchestra. Since moving to New York in 2004, Josh has established himself as an important voice in the creative music scene leading his own groups holus-Bolus (specializing in originals and unique covers) and Ideal Bread (playing the music of Steve Lacy). He is also a member of the bands Heather and the Barbarians, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Blivton and Burnt Sugar

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”Lizard Brain” conjured some large, unwieldy beast trying to sing a delicate aria, then raging in frustration at its failure. (Polyphemus?) Baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton blew up a storm over a lurching 13/8 funk beat.” —Steve Smith

”Josh is a beautifully well-rounded musician whose sensitivity and dedication to improvised music shine in every setting he plays.” —Dominique Eade

Primary Instrument

Saxophone, baritone

Willing to teach

Advanced only



Ceremonie / Musique

FIP Recordings


Predicate Trio

Iluso Records


Slow Learner

Iluso Records


Transmit: Vol. 2 of...

Cuneiform Records



From: Making Bones, Taking Draughts,...
By Josh Sinton


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