An avid performer and educator, Baltimore pianist Joshua Espinoza balances his time sharing music on the stage and off. As a performer, Espinoza has played with renowned artists including Warren Wolf, Paul Bollenback, Miho Hazama, Alex Norris, John D’earth, Mike Pope, Kris Funn, Brian Settles, Todd Marcus, Chuck Redd, Ryan McGillicudy, Eugene Goss, and Gail Wynters, and on national stages including the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, The Kennedy Center, the Barns at Wolftrap, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Keystone Korner Baltimore. With a style that is tastefully modern yet firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, Espinoza blends and bends genres into original compositions and arrangements that are immediately relatable, yet hard to define.
Currently a member of the music faculty at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Espinoza was named "Most Promising Semi-Finalist" in the UNISA International Jazz Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa (2016). Each summer, Espinoza 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). Espinoza 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.
Currently, Espinoza is a freelance performer in Baltimore, MD. His trio's debut album "Journey Into Night" was released on June 14, 2019 to critical acclaim. Visit his website for upcoming performances: www.joshuaespinoza.com.
Semi-Finalist - 2016 UNISA International Jazz Piano Competition (Pretoria, South Africa)
"Espinoza has an elegant touch...exquisitely done." - All About Jazz
"Journey Into Night is a must-have album...highly recommended." - Jazz in Europe
"Espinoza is a powerful storyteller on his instrument." - CapitalBop
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced