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Josh Schwartzman

has worked extensively in and around the East Coast Latin and jazz scenes for many years. Best known as founder, bassist and contributing arranger and composer for RUMBA CLUB since its inception seventeen years ago, he can also be found performing in a variety of musical settings playing acoustic bass, Ampeg Baby bass or piano. Josh studied at the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New York in the early eighties and lived in Spanish Harlem where his interest in Latin music was nurtured. For several years, Josh studied arranging and composition privately with the late Dr. Asher Zlotnik alumnus of the Peabody Institute of Music. He has had the honor of sharing the stage with well-known jazz and Latin musicians alike (Tito Puente, Billy Higgins, Giovanni Hidalgo, David Williams, Nestor Torrez, John Faddis) As a member of Duende Quartet Josh has toured the world as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rhythm Road:American Music abroad program co-sponsered by the US Deptartment of State 2007:Turkey, Albania, Cypress, Bosnia 2009:India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Taiwan. In 2008 Josh played bass in the theater presentation "David in Shadow and Light" at the J Theater in Washington DC. Josh is also an accomplished pianist and appears as a solo pianist in Baltimore area restaurants and as a combo pianist.

'Desde La Capital' PALMETTO 1994
'Mamacita!' PALMETTO 1997
'Espiritista' PALMETTO 1999
'Radio Mundo' PALMETTO 2001