Joshua White is one of the music scene’s most creative and technically accomplished pianists. Praised by legendary musicians like Herbie Hancock as having “immense talent” and lauded for his “daring and courageous approach to improvisation … on the cutting edge of innovation,” Joshua has distinguished himself as a formidable leader of distinct voice among his peers.
Born and raised in Southern California, Joshua received early training at the piano and developed rapidly through rigorous study of both Western European Classical literature and the Black American Music traditions. Shortly after placing in the top two as a finalist of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition, Joshua began performing as a soloist and musical collaborator all over the world – and continues to maintain an active touring schedule throughout Europe, Africa and Asia.
His most frequent collaborators include Mark Dresser, Nicole Mitchell, Eric Revis, Michael Dessen, Steph Richards, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Jeff Parker, Alex Cline, Josh Johnson, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Dwight Trible, Marshall Hawkins and Gilbert Castellanos, among many others. Additionally, Joshua White can currently be seen and heard leading various configurations of his piano trio (#JWTrio) featuring Dean Hulett, Alex Boneham, Anna Butterss (bass) and Tyler Kreutel, Christian Euman, Dan Schnelle (drums).