Music

Coming from a musical family, Josh was drawn to the drums at a young age. He was involved with numerous ensembles throughout primary and high school, including performances with James Morrison, Don Burrows and Grace Knight.

In 2005, Josh completed his Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Adelaide. Whilst undertaking his Bachelor, he was awarded the Elder/Helpmann Award for most outstanding drummer, and was a member of the University of Adelaide Big Band 1. In 2006, Josh completed his Honours in Music (Jazz Performance), for which he received First Class Honours and was awarded the Elder/Helpmann Award for most outstanding Honours graduate. He also  received a Helpmann Award nomination for his outstanding results.

Since then, Josh has established himself as one of Adelaide’s leading drummers. He has performed in concert with leading national and international jazz artists, including George Garzone, Jamie Oehlers and Paul Grabowksy (with whom he performed at the Adelaide Festival Centre for the launch of the Adelaide Festival of the Arts) and at a masterclass assisting Joel Frahm. Josh performed as part of the support act for the Brad Mehldau Trio at the 2009 Adelaide East End Jazz Festival, and works regularly with Adelaide’s leading musicians.

In 2012, Josh was awarded a JUMP scholarship and undertook a mentorship in New York with jazz drumming legend, John Riley.

Josh also teaches the drums, and has experience instructing both primary and secondary school students. If you would like to organise drum lessons with Josh, please contact him by email at: [email protected]