Joshua Moshier

Composer for films and TV (Documentary Now, Shrink, Sidewalk), pianist (Marquis Hill, Chris Madsen) and producer (Briar Rabbit: "From Your Bones"). From Chicago, based in Los Angeles.

Josh has contributed his musical voice to a number of bands including trumpeter Marquis Hill’s Blacktet and the Moshier-Lebrun Collective with saxophonist Mike Lebrun. His music has been profiled on NPR’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater and cited by the Chicago Tribune for “considerable lyric grace and compositional forethought." Josh premiered his extended work, The Studs Terkel Project at the Chicago Cultural Center, commissioned by Chamber Music America’s New Works program and inspired by the writing of the oral historian Studs Terkel. Josh has also worked as a sideman with Milton Suggs, Larry Brown, John Moulder and Dara Tucker. With Mike Lebrun he has released Joy Not Jaded (OA2 Records) and The Local Colorists (Digital EP). Most recently, Josh led a quintet featuring Marquis Hill, John Wojciechowski, Dana Hall and Clark Sommers for a three-night run in Chicago.

Discography (click to listen in iTunes)

Marquis Hill: The Poet (pianist)
Marquis Hill: Sounds of the City (pianist)
Marquis Hill: New Gospel (keyboardist)
Josh Moshier & Mike Lebrun: The Local Colorists (producer, pianist, composer)
Josh Moshier & Mike Lebrun: Joy Not Jaded (producer, pianist, composer) 
Briar Rabbit: From Your Bones (producer, organ, keyboards)
Chris Madsen: Pop Art (pianist)