Joshua Linsky is a Boston native musician and Berklee College of Music graduate currently based in Los Angeles. As music director and drum set player of Boston based hip hop group The Urban Nerdz, Joshua led the collective to two "Hip Hop Act of the Year" awards recognized by the New England Music Awards and the New England Urban Music Awards in 2012. The group was also featured at Boston's first annual Outside The Box music festival in 2013.
Joshua moved to Los Angeles to attend The Herb Albert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts where he majored in jazz studies in 2013. Since receiving his master's degree in 2015 Joshua has produced seven recording projects and traveled for performances throughout California, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada.
In 2015 and 2016 as music director for the funk group International Connection Joshua curated a live recording and video project at Bedrock.LA studios. With the video's publication the group toured California in fall 2016 into 2017 leading up to an album release event at the Troubadour. The group was also featured at the Echo Park Rising music festival later that year.
Since the release of his most recent project track-a-week, a composition project in 2018, Joshua continues to perform in Los Angeles while composing new original music for his forthcoming album Family Tree; his most recent studio production since 2017's releases Evolving and International Connection.
As a music educator Joshua has experience teaching all ages and skill levels in many capacities from group classes and ensembles to one-on-one mentoring and private instruction. While holding a music instructor position at Keyboard Galleria Music Center in Santa Clarita since 2015, Joshua has also taught drum set, percussion, and music threory classes at California Institute of the Arts, Pomona College, California State Summer School for the Arts, and San Marino Music Center.
MUSIC BY LINSKY
FEBRUARY 20 2019 SOFAR SOUNDS HOLLYWOOD W/ MENDELEYEV
FEBRUARY 4 2019 HOTEL CAFE W/ MENDELEYEV
JANUARY 25 2019 REPUBLIC OF PIE W/ CALLIE JOZAE HALLMAN
JANUARY 23 2019 SOFAR SOUNDS LA ARTS DISTRICT W/ MENDELEYEV
JANUARY 5 2019 SOFAR SOUNDS LOS FELIZ W/ MENDELEYEV
DECEMBER 18 2018 SOFAR SOUNDS ABBOT KINNEY W/ MENDELEYEV
NOVEMBER 24 2018 SOFAR SOUNDS VENICE W/ MENDELEYEV
NOVEMBER 16 2018 SOFAR SOUNDS LA ARTS DISTRICT W/ MENDELEYEV
NOVEMBER 12 2018 THE VILLAGE STUDIOS W/ HAUS MUSIC
OCTOBER 12 2018 SOFAR SOUNDS DTLA W/ MENDELEYEV