Ithaca, New York native Josh Jacobson was raised on the piano bench where he learned from the works of legends like Stevie Wonder, Bill Evans and Bach. Never straying far from the piano, Josh incorporates organic classical and jazz elements in his music while adding more visceral electronic production. Drawing from a penchant for classical and soul music that incorporates elements of jazz, pop, and R&B, Josh celebrates the release of his First Light EP with an exclusive mix, showcasing both unreleased pieces and classics from NAO, ODESZA, Mura Masa, The xx and Bonobo.
The five tracks from “First Light” form a song cycle, and from the EP opener “Tethered” to the fully acoustic piano outro “Return,” recorded in his native Ithaca, Josh’s debut EP tells a broader story of self-healing and finding perspective through music.
First Light is out now via Joshua Tree Records
1.19: Washington, DC @ Flash – 1.20: Ithaca, NY @ The Dock – 1.26: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade – 1.27: Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs – 2.01: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge – 2.02: Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s – 2.05: Los Angeles, CA @ School Night @ Bardot – 2.09: San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
Further tour info here