JOSHUA RAGER Nonet
Josh is a pianist, arranger, composer, and teacher based in Montréal, Canada. Throughout his 15 year career he has performed extensively in Japan, Europe and North America. In 2005 he was nominated for the Prix du Festival at the Montréal International Jazz festival. In 2007 he played at Carnegie Hall with Nikky Yanofsky appearing also on her Juno nominated debut DVD/CD, Ella…I swing of thee. In 2009 he received a commission from The European Broadcasting Union to compose a jazz suite for two pianos entitled “Menuet and Duo” which was recorded by CBC at its premiere in Montréal at Pollack Hall and broadcast internationally. His most recent CD features new original music for nonet and will be released in 2017 on the Bent River Records label. Currently, Josh is Assistant Professor in the jazz specialization at Concordia University. Some of the names that Josh has performed and/or recorded with include: Ingrid Jensen, Walt Weiskopf, Donny McCaslin, Joe Morrello, Pat Labarbera, Kevin Dean, Rane Lee, and Dawn Tyler Watson.