Doctor Josh Quinlan is a saxophonist, composer, and educator born in the United States who lives in Heredia, Costa Rica, where he is a Professor of Saxophone at the National University of Costa Rica. He has a Doctorate in Musical Arts, in jazz studies, at the University of Colorado. In addition, he graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (BM) and DePaul University (MMA).
Mr. Quinlan was a Jazz Instructor at the University of Colorado, a member of the Denver School of the Arts music faculty, Director of Education for the Gift of Jazz organization, Director of Dazzle Recordings and Director of the Telluride Jazz Celebration educational program. He is also an artist sponsored by Gonzalez reeds, P. Mauriat saxophones, Bari Woodwind Mouthpieces and Tomasi flutes.
Josh Quinlan has released seven albums as a leader, saxophonist and composer and has toured the world with presentations and classes in Asia, South America, Central America, Europe, Mexico, the United States and Australia. Josh is also the producer of a major jazz festival called the Costa Rica Festival of Jazz.