Brooklyn based bassist and composer Josh Ginsburg is one of the most sought-after players on the international jazz scene. To a wide range of musical settings, Josh brings certain qualities:a beautiful tone, a powerful rhythmic sensibility, a mastery of the musical language, and the open-hearted spirit of a true improvisor.
Josh began playing professionally in his hometown, Baltimore, MD, a city with a rich jazz history and a continued jazz presence. He studied with jazz legends Jackie McLean, Buster Williams, John Patitucci, and Pulitzer Prize-winning "classical" composer, David Del Tredici.
As a sideman, Josh has performed and/or recorded with countless jazz luminaries: Tom Harrell, Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Barron, Bobby Watson, Billy Hart, Lennie White, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Ralph Peterson, Mark Turner, Myron Walden, Eric Harland, Marcus and E.J. Strickland, Robert Glasper, Helen Sung, Vanessa Rubin, John Ellis, Tom Guarna, Aaron Parks, Jeremy Pelt, Jaleel Shaw, and many others. He is a regular member of the Kurt Rosenwinkel "Standards" Trio, the George Colligan Trio, and the Metta Quintet.
Josh Ginsburg: Zembla Variations
In addition to his international career as a sideman, Josh is also an emerging force as a bandleader and composer. Along those lines, Josh is proud to announce the release of his debut recording of all original compositions, Zembla Variations, featuring the amazing band of Eli Degibri on saxophone, George Colligan on piano, and Rudy Royston on drums. This music seeks new areas of musicality, yet also reflects a deep love for our shared musical traditions of melody and song, rhythm, and drama. The album was released February, 2012. On this stunning recording Josh seeks new areas of unexplored musicality, yet he also brings to his music a deep love for our shared musical traditions of melody and song, rhythm, and drama.