“[Josh is a] guitar mentor and spiritual warrior.” – Extreme Animals

“He has a love of pure art making.” – Travis Cohn of ZamBamBoogee

Maybe I got my love of music from parents who got to see Thelonious Monk live. Or it could have been the neighbors’ salsa when I was 3 or an impersonation of Bob Dylan a friend did for me in middle school. For whatever reason, I love to listen to and make music! I study jazz at North Carolina Central University and I perform as a soloist and with friends, some of whom have included: Ken Moshesh, The Triangle Jazz Orchestra, Triangle Rhysing, The Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle, Jude Casseday, The Chinkapin Hunters, Percival Roman/TJ Goode, Xopher Thurston, Vito DiBona, Nadeen Bir, Tahz Walker, Travis Cohn, Dante Strobino, Bruce Stevens, Ana Mitchell, Cameron Price, The Element of Peas,  There Is No M Card, The Meek, Fernando’s Hideaway and Cows Grow Here. I have played at many Triangle, North Carolina venues, including the Hayti Heritage Center, The Century Center, The ArtsCenter, Festifall, Motorco, The Pour House, The Brewery, Skylight Exchange, Beyu Caffe, Local 506, Arcana and Nightlight. Please take a listen here and contact me for a performance or lesson at jozaslow at hotmail.com .

Here’s a short audio documentary about me by local film maker Jim Haverkamp and photographer David Smart: