“Blue Lake Public Radio was proud to amplify such a high level of creativity for a mass audience” - Lazaro Vega
“Gold!!” - Andrew Bishop, Chair, University of Michigan Jazz Department
Josh Harlow is a pianist, keyboardist, and composer based in Chicago. He plays a wide array of music, touring the country with several musical projects: the Jewish roots exploration Teiku, instrumental psychedelic band Submerser, his duo projects with Joe Suihkonen and Peter Formanek, and his piano trio. He has collaborated with a variety of likeminded musical peers and some of his elders, including Wadada Leo Smith, John Lindberg, Michael Formanek, Jaribu Shahid, Dana Jessen, and Joo Won Park.
In addition to his work as a composer and performer, Josh is an experienced and committed teacher. He teaches private and group lessons and has an ongoing relationship with Make Music NOLA, a free music-for-social-justice afterschool and summer program for underserved children in New Orleans. As for his own formal education, he graduated Oberlin Conservatory in 2016, where he studied jazz, composition, and improvisation.