Joshua Trinidad (trumpet, flugelhorn, tuba, piano, electronisit). Born and raised in Colorado, he began playing trumpet over 20 years ago in the small town of Brighton. Now 29, Joshua has made his musical mark on Denver as one of the most premier instrumentalists and on call musicians in the area. Joshua received his formal music education from The University of Colorado, where he studied music education, trumpet, and music business. While attending college he began to gain popularity through his performances with such artists as Ron Miles, Hugh Ragin, Fred Hess, Dave Devine, Lee Konitz, Greg Gisbert, The New York Voices, Edgar Myer, The Bad Plus, and one time local group The Fray.
After finishing school, he was appointed by local radio station Jazz89.3FM KUVO to create a new program that would invite new listeners to the station. The Jazz Odyssey was created in 2005 by Joshua from which he featured music ranging from the 1960’s to today. The program is in its sixth year of programming; Joshua is still involved with The Jazz Odyssey and is a guest DJ twice a month.
Over the past five years Joshua has played with many local groups such as, Wheelchair Sports Camp, The Pirate Signal, Go Star, Achille Lauro, Hindershot, Tiny Television, John Common, Pena, Panal SA de CV, Chella Negro, and many others. At the same time has been called to play trumpet with Love 45, Cake, PELA, Ok Go, The Colorado Wind Ensemble and The United States Air Force Falconaries. Joshua is always finding new ways to incorporate trumpet into the music of today. Recently, Joshua released his first solo album “weighing in for pole vaulting “ ; blending the music of jazz, electronic, classical and progressive instrumental music.