Josh Roseman

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Josh Roseman (born 5 June 1967) is an American jazz trombonist. His nickname is "Mr. Bone". He studied in Newton North High School.

Roseman was born in Boston, and studied at the New England Conservatory of Music.[1] Roseman toured Jamaica with The Skatalites[2] and in Australia with the Christopher Hale Ensemble.[3] He has also played with Steve Coleman, Dave Holland, Dave Douglas, Don Byron, John Zorn, Charlie Hunter, Mike Gordon,[4] Soulive, Groove Collective, and Me'Shell Ndegeocello.

Roseman has led sessions for Enja Records as The Josh Roseman Unit. His sidemen include Peter Apfelbaum, Barney McAll, Ben Monder, Jonathan Maron, Billy Kilson, Ted Poor, Tony Barba, and Kirk Knuffke and special guests on the albums include Chris Potter, Liberty Ellman, Ben Perowsky, and Mark Feldman.[5]


As leader[edit]

  • Cherry (Enja, 2000)
  • New Constellations (Accurate, 2007)

As sideman[edit]

With Brooklyn Funk Essentials

  • Cool and Steady and Easy (Dorado, 1994)
  • In the BuzzBag (Doublemoon, 1998)
  • Make Them Like It (PIAS, 2000)

With Uri Caine

With Dave Douglas

With Groove Collective

  • Groove Collective (Reprise, 1994)
  • Nerd (Reprise, 1994)
  • We the People (Giant Step, 1996)
  • Dance of the Drunken Master (Shanachie, 1998)
  • Declassified (Shanachie, 1999)

With The Roots

  • Do You Want More?!!!??! (DGC, 1994)
  • From the Ground Up (Talkin' Loud, 1994)
  • Illadelph Halflife (DGC, 1996)

With Ken Schaphorst

  • Making Lunch (Accurate, 1989)
  • After Blue (Accurate, 1991)
  • Purple (Naxos, 1998)

With others


  1. ^ Music Picks Archived 2005-02-07 at the Wayback Machine. Philadelphia City Paper, January 15–21, 2004.
  2. ^ Jazz Listings. New York Times, December 8, 2006.
  3. ^ The Josh Roseman Unit. The Age, August 15, 2005.
  4. ^ Mike Gordon - Inside In - The Band and Guests Archived 2011-07-13 at the Wayback Machine, January 25, 2011
  5. ^ Bill Tilland, Review of Treats for the Nightwalker. Allmusic