Josh Schwartzman, Instructor

Instructor: Piano, Jazz Piano, Bass, Theory

Biography:
Josh Schwartzman has worked extensively in and around the East Coast Latin and jazz scenes for many years. He is known as founder, bassist and contributing arranger and composer for RUMBA CLUB since its inception in 1986. Josh studied at the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New York in the early eighties, and lived in Spanish Harlem where his interest in Latin music was nurtured. For several years, Josh studied arranging and composition privately with the late Dr. Asher Zlotnik, alumnus of the Peabody Institute of Music. He has had the honor of sharing the stage with well-known Jazz and Latin musicians alike (Tito Puente, Billy Higgins, Giovanni Hidalgo, David Williams, Nestor Torrez, John Faddis) As a member of Duende Quartet Josh has toured the world as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad. Josh is also an accomplished pianist and appears as a solo pianist in Baltimore area restaurants and as a combo pianist.

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