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Joshua Barnhart

Joshua Barnhart

Even though Josh was born in 1985 he wouldn't even touch an instrument for the next 17 years. It wasn't until Christmas of his senior year in high school that he would get his first bass. After only 2 years of playing, under the direction of his mentor and teacher David Hilton, Josh received a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music. During his schooling he was considered a decisive leader, a trusted studio musician and a reliable sideman and was recorded on 2 albums and several commercial jingles. In 2008 Josh was featured in the Berklee Bass Department Annual Student Concert and a year later he was featured in the Electric Bass Showcase. While at Berklee Joshua became a finalists in the 2009 Thelonious Monk Institute's Composers Competition. A year after being at Berklee, Josh received an artist endorsement with Fodera Guitars and Aguilar Amplification. While at Berklee Josh studied Arranging, Jazz Composition, and Performance. Since graduating in 2009 Josh has had the opportunity to play and study with great musicans such as: Matthew Garrison (Herbie Hancock, John Mclaughlin, John Scofield and the SNL band) Kevin Freeby (Planet X) Bob Magnuson (Buddy Rich) Todd Johnson (Mike Stern, Dave Weckl, Scott Henderson, Poncho Sanchez, and Frank Gambale) Russell Bizzett (Jimmy Smith, Ravi Coltrane, Kenny Garrett) Lincoln Goines (Arturo Sandoval, Michele Camilo, Brecker Brothers) Mike Pope (Steve Smith, David Sanborn, and Bill Bruford) Clifford Brown III and more. In 2010 Josh became a published writer and began writing articles and lessons for Bass Musicians Magazine. Joshua is now in Southern California and trying to establish himself as world-class bassist and composer.

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