• josh Rager

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Josh is a pianist, arranger, composer, and teacher based in montreal, Canada. Throughout his 10 year career he has performed extensively in Japan, Europe and North America. In 2005 he was nominated for the Prix du Festival at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. In 2007 he played at Carnegie Hall with Nikky Yanofsky appearing also on her debut Juno nominated DVD/CD Ella… I swing of thee. In 2008 Josh released a solo CD project entitled Time and Again on Effendi Records. Receiving critical praise in reviews across the country it was also short-listed by jazz critic Peter Hum as one of the top 10 albums of 2008. 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 Montreal at Pollack Hall and broadcast internationally. 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.

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