Joshua Espinoza Jazz Trio – The Pulse » The Weekly Chattanooga Alternative
Music at St. Paul’s Artist Series concludes its 2021-22 season with a concert by the Joshua Espinoza Trio from Baltimore (Joshua Espinoza, piano; Kris Monson, bass; and Jaron Lamar, drums) on Friday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. Artist Series takes place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh Street (in Pine) in downtown Chattanooga. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance on the St. Paul website: https://www.stpaulschatt.org/artist-series-concerts.
Possessing a wide palette of colors, the Joshua Espinoza Trio explores the fluid space between jazz improvisation, classical and pop music, and folk traditions, taking listeners on a journey for the ears and the mind. Through their approach to songwriting that mixes genres and styles, the Trio has built a cross-generational following from diverse backgrounds. Their debut album “Journey Into Night” was released in June 2019. For more information, visit www.joshuaespinoza.com.
“Espinoza is already a powerful storyteller on his instrument, and he has found partners who can masterfully execute his musical vision.” –Jamie Sandel, Capital Bop
Joshua Espinoza comments, “We are thrilled to bring our music to a new audience in Chattanooga. Our program will include original compositions from our first album, as well as more recent compositions and arrangements. For me, the music we make is a conversation and each individual piece is a subject. There are elements of each piece that are determined – chord progression, phrase length, etc. – but the rest is developed in real time as we listen to and feed off each other during the performance. We hope Chattanooga music lovers of all genres will enjoy our unique take on familiar songs as well as our original explorations.