PRESS RELEASE: Announcing the debut album from the Joshua Espinoza Trio, “Journey Into Night.” Haunting original compositions are interspersed with the trio’s unique interpretations of pop hits, inhabiting the undefined space between jazz and classical idioms. From moments of shimmering impressionism to virtuosic outbursts reminiscent of Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett, Espinoza and his band mates establish their footprint as a chamber ensemble as much as a jazz trio. Well-paced and highly melodic, “Journey Into Night” is a sophisticated statement from an exciting new trio.
A finalist in the 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition, Espinoza has quickly established himself as a rising voice on the jazz scene, having performed with such luminaries as Warren Wolf, Miho Hazama, Todd Marcus, Paul Bollenback, and Chuck Redd. Based in Baltimore, MD (USA), the Joshua Espinoza trio is made up of Espinoza on piano, Mikel Combs on bass, and Jaron Lamar Davis on drums. “Journey Into Night” will be available on all major platforms on June 14, 2019.
Title: Journey Into Night
Release Date: June 14, 2019
Album Artist: Joshua Espinoza Trio
Artists: Joshua Espinoza (p) | Mikel Combs (b) | Jaron Lamar Davis (d)
Engineer: Michael Brorby | Acoustic Recording | Brooklyn, NYC
Mixing|Mastering: Joseph Branciforte | Brooklyn, NYC
Artwork: Dustin Mollick
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Joshua performing a house concert in Baltimore, MD
Joshua with Joe Hockey (Australian ambassador), Nick Hardcastle (actor), and Amber Lawrence (country singer) at Australian Embassy
L to R: Dave Meder, Oscar Rosignolli, Rina Yamazaki, Ellis Marsalis, Isaiah Thompson, ArcoIris Sandoval, Joshua Espinoza, Ben Paterson.
2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition Finalists
Joshua with the Warren Wolf Quintet. Smithsonian American Art Museum