Joshua Kwassman – Songs of the Brother Spirit CD Release
ASCAP Award-Winning Composer Joshua Kwassman brings his mini jazz orchestra to Connecticut to release Songs of the Brother Spirit. Shawn Brady writes, “Kwassman conveys this autobiographical account through lush, modernist arrangements that suggest an ensemble much larger and more varied than its six pieces.” Hear the programmatic music of Brother Spirit – a musical journey sure to leave an imprint long after you leave!
At 24 years old, Joshua already has an impressive resume. All About Jazz writer Dan Bilawsky wrote that he is “a compositional force on the rise.” He has received two consecutive ASCAP Young Jazz Composer awards (‘In Light There is Song,’ and ‘The Nowhere Trail Part I’), and has performed or recorded with the likes of Ingrid Jensen, Mark Turner, Geoffrey Keezer, and tabla master Badal Roy, to name a few. He has been a featured soloist at Lincoln Center and Symphony Space in New York City, and has headlined internationally, most recently at the JazzPeru Festival in Lima. He has a BA from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and a Masters in Music from New York University’s Jazz program. http://joshuakwassman.com/