Joshua Espinoza Trio
Friday, November 17, 2023, 7:30 pm
Joshua Espinoza, piano
Kris Monson, bass
Jaron Lamar Davis, drums
Possessing a wide color palette, the Joshua Espinoza Trio explores shimmering harmonies and shifting orchestral contours with the aesthetic of a chamber ensemble as much as a jazz trio. Stylistically, the trio draws inspiration from uniquely American musical traditions (jazz, folk, and blues) alongside classical impressionism, chamber music, and pop. Inspired by artists as disparate as Herbie Hancock, bassist Avishai Cohen, Gerald Clayton, and composer Maurice Ravel, the Joshua Espinoza trio takes listeners on a journey for the ears and mind alike.
Latino-American jazz pianist Joshua Espinoza blends and bends genres into songs that are immediately relatable yet hard to define.
He has performed with such luminaries as Sean Jones, Warren Wolf, Miho Hazama, Jihye Lee, and Chuck Redd. Alongside bassist Kris Monson and drummer Jaron Lamar Davis, the Joshua Espinoza Trio explores the undefined space between jazz improvisation, classical chamber music, pop music, and folk traditions. His debut album "Journey Into Night" is available on all platforms.