Josh Quinlan is a saxophonist, composer and educator based out of the state of Colorado. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Colorado. As well, he is a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (BM) and DePaul University (MMA).
Quinlan is currently a jazz instructor at the University of Colorado, music faculty member at Denver School of the Arts, a P. Mauriat endorsed saxophone artist, Director of Education for the Colorado non-profit the Gift of Jazz, Director of the Dazzle Recordings label and Co-Director of the Telluride Jazz Celebration Educational Program.
Recent performance highlights include a tour of Costa Rica with clinics and concerts at the National University of Costa Rica, the National Institute of Music, and a U.S. tour in promotion of his newest album, Mountain Time Standards, which included a performance at the Jazz Education Network Conference. As well, Quinlan has recently appeared at Jazz Aspen Snowmass with Natalie Cole, Telluride Jazz Celebration, 5 Points Jazz Festival, Denver Jazz Festival, Peru Jazz Festival en Lima, with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, in collaboration with Michigan Poet Laureate, Linda Nemic Foster, and at other major US jazz clubs. In the spring of 2012, he produced a music festival that featured over twenty bands from the Dazzle Recordings jazz record label in Denver, Colorado.