Joshua Crumbly

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Joshua Crumbly was born October 15, 1991 in Westlake Village, California.
He has always possessed a strong passion and love for music. He started playing the piano at the age of three, and by the age of five began classical piano training. Joshua studied with Dathan Dedman, one of the top piano teachers in Palmdale California. He was performing in piano recitals after only three months of formal lessons, earning high marks for his performances.

At the age of 9, Joshua began playing the electric bass. Within one year, he was already playing regular gigs with his father and other respected musicians all over the Los Angeles area as well as the regular bassist at his Church in Palmdale, CA. Some of his teachers include: Todd Johnson, Reggie Hamilton and the late Victor Bailey.

Toward the end of High School, Joshua began playing the upright bass in addition, and through the recommendation of Reggie Hamilton he was able to take his first upright bass lessons from the late Al Mckibbon, bassist for Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, among others.

In 2009, Joshua began attending The Juilliard School in New York City. During his freshman year of college, he was asked to join the Terence Blanchard Quintet. He toured the world extensively with Blanchard’s group while in school and recorded on his Blue Note Record release entitled “Magnetic”, where he shared bass duties with Ron Carter whom he had the opportunity to study from during his time at Juilliard.

In 2013, Joshua graduated with a bachelors of Music from the Juilliard School. He has since been working/ touring with an array of different artists such as : Leon Bridges, Kamasi Washington, Lizz Wright, Stefon Harris, Billy Childs,  Ravi Coltrane, Anthony Wilson & The Curators, among many others.

Currently, Joshua is working on his first solo album entitled “Rise”set to release sometime in early 2020.

Photo Credit: Andy Tennille

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