Born in Jamaica, New York, Joshua began studying music in 7th Grade at Catherine and Count Basie Middle School. While in seventh grade, Joshua started studying music with Grammy award nominee Trumpet Player Waldron Ricks, who mentored Joshua throughout the year, and helped Joshua to get into the Jazz At Lincoln Center Middle School Program. During this program, Joshua was taught every Wednesday by six-time Grammy award winner Jim Seeley. After finishing the program, Joshua has continued to practice and study the art of music.
Joshua has played at 4 All-City Festivals, 2 Jazz Festivals, both Savannah Music Festival and the Caramoor Jazz Festival in Caramoor, New York. He has also been selected by NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) to be on the alternate list for the All- State Festival, which ranks him as one of the top High School Trumpeters in the state. Currently, Joshua is Studying with 2017 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Solo Competition winner Tony Glausi. This September, Joshua will be starting his senior year of high school at Bishop Loughlin BLMHS.
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