Joshua Lascar

Joshua Lascar - Jazz and Contemporary Guitar

Joshua Lascar is a guitarist, composer and arranger, with a special passion for Jazz. After growing up in the Netherlands from a French-American background, in September 2017 he came to study in Wales. This diverse upbringing helped form his open and cheerful personality, both musically and socially.

Since arriving, Joshua has become a prominent figure in the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) Jazz Department. You might have seen him curating and compering the Amser Jazz Time concerts every Friday - one of the biggest regular Jazz audiences in Wales - or playing in numerous gigs around Cardiff, performing anything from jazz, contemporary jazz, jazz folk, to pop/funk and original music.

Prior to joining RWCMD, Joshua attended the School for Young Talent at the Royal Conservatoire of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Conservatorium) and received a scholarship to study with Berklee College of Music Online. Some of his notable performances have included performing for the Prince of Wales, performing on BBC Radio 1 Wales, performing with the Berklee College of Music 5-Week Big Band in Boston and performing as part of the AMIS International Honor Jazz Festival.

Inspired by Jazz guitarists like Jim Hall, Jimmy Raney and Gilad Hekselman, Joshua loves exploring the possibilities of guitar through melody, Jazz harmony and tonal capabilities of the instrument.

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