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Joshua Rager

Assistant Professor, Music

Office: S-GM 500-17 
Guy-De Maisonneuve Building,
1550 De Maisonneuve W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5458

Josh is a pianist, arranger, composer, and teacher based in Montreal, Canada. Throughout his career he has performed extensively in Japan, Europe and North America. In2005 he was nominated for the Prix du Festival at the Montreal International Jazz festival. In 2007 he toured and recorded with Nikky Yanofsky appearing also on her Juno nominated debut DVD/CD “Ella…Iswing of thee”. In 2009 he received a commission from The European Broadcasting Union to compose a jazz suite for two pianos entitled “Menuet and Duo” which was recorded by CBC at its premiere in Montreal at Pollack Hall and broadcast internationally. His most recent trio CD Kananaskis (Effendi records) appeared on several notable top 10 lists for the year 2012 including critic for the Ottawa Citizen Peter Hum. Some of the names that Josh has performed and/or recorded with include: Ingrid Jensen, Walt Weiskopf, Donny McCaslin, Joe Morrello, Pat Labarbera, Kevin Dean, Rane Lee, and Dawn Tyler Watson.

Photo by Evan Shay

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