Appearing in National Jazz Awards Finals, 7.30pm Thursday 29 October
Creative vocalist Josh Kyle’s varied approach to music making has seen him involved in many different musical experiences. He has released four albums under his own name: Possibilities (2010), Songs Of Friends (2014) a collaboration with pianist Sam Keevers, I Hear, Here I (2017) comprising an hour-long work for two electric guitars, drums and voice, and most recently, Trombone Song Cycle (2018), a collection of obscure love songs written and arranged for voice and trombone quartet in collaboration with arranger, Andrew Murray.
Josh is a long-time member of Gian Slater’s improvising vocal ensemble Invenio, collaborated with multi disciplinary performance theatre makers Chamber Made & Rawcus as well as a guest artist with Andrew Murray’s ATM15 and various other large and small ensembles. He was a finalist in the James Morrison Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship in 2008 as well as The National Jazz Awards in 2012. In 2019, he won the Bell Award for Best Vocal Album and the APRA AMCOS Jazz Work of The Year award for Trombone Song Cycle. He has undertaken study with vocalist Theo Bleckmann, attended the 2015 Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, and the Australian Art Orchestra’s 2016 Creative Music Intensive. Josh has presented various projects at jazz festivals in London, Melbourne, Stonnington, Perth and Wangaratta, as well as various clubs and theatres around the world.