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by Dan McClenaghan
Let's all get up, And dance to a tune That was a hit Before your mother was born." So said Paul McCartney, way back in another century, on the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour (Capitol, 1968). On his debut release, pianist Joshua Espinoza gets into that McCartney-esque frame of mind ...
An avid performer and educator, Baltimore pianist Joshua Espinoza balances his time sharing music
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
Brian Settles, Todd Marcus, Chuck Redd, Ryan McGillicudy, Eugene Goss, and Gail Wynters, and on
stages including the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, The Kennedy Center, the Barns at Wolftrap, the
American Art Museum, and Keystone Korner Baltimore. With a style that is tastefully modern yet
rooted in the jazz tradition, Espinoza blends and bends genres into original compositions and
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)