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Josh Cook / Bio

Josh is a jazz saxophonist based in the Pacific Northwest. He's a Phoenix native, but has lived and performed from New York City to Okinawa, Japan. He performs regularly between Bellingham and Seattle in a variety of settings and genres. He had a solid introduction to jazz and improvisation by his high school band instructor in Phoenix, Michael Andersen, who shared recordings like those of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Stanley Turrentine, Michael Brecker, and Joe Farrell. He studied with the great classical saxophonist Wildy Zumwalt during his years at Northern Arizona University, and also with renowned jazz trombonist Dr. Pete Vivona and the late brilliant bassist Joel DiBartolo. He received a Masters degree from NYU where he performed and studied and performed with the late Dr. Tom Boras, Ralph Lalama, Frank Foster, Michael Abene, and George Garzone. Throughout his academic and professional career he's played with Bill Watrous, Don Menza, Marvin Stamm, Ernie Watts, Eric Marienthal, and country music legends, The Oak Ridge Boys. And also with local artists such as John Moak, Christopher Woitach, Gail Pettis, Jud Sherwood, John Carswell, Julian MacDonough, and Chuck Kistler. Josh plays in a trio with Julian and Chuck and they released a recording in 2013 entitled "No Cover". It's available on Amazon, iTunes, and CD Baby. You can catch Josh every last Tuesday of the month at Redlight in Bellingham with this trio. He plays numerous dates in the region with singer/organist Carswell in his group called Blues Union. Josh is also active in education teaching saxophone at Skagit Valley College, his own studio, and in the local schools. He was a featured soloist and mentor with the Mount Vernon High School jazz ensemble on the 2011 CD release from KPLU's School of Jazz.

General Info

Band Members
Julian MacDonough: drums. Chuck Kistler: bass.
Artist Name
Josh Cook
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Contact Info

Mount Vernon, WA

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