Josh Rager

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Gender MALE
Occupation Musician
Location Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Introduction 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 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. His most recent trio CD Kananaskis (Effendi records) appeared on several notable top 10 lists for the year 2012 including critic Peter Hum (Jazzblog.ca) 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. For more on my musical activities please check out my website www.JoshRager.com