Whether it’s the blues, jazz grooves, or just feel good pop tunes, the Josh Rawlings Trio puts a whole lot of soul into whatever they’re playing.
Led by GRAMMY® nominated pianist Josh Rawlings, this Seattle-based and Cornish College of the Arts-born jazz trio has been performing together for over 15 years, securing a name for themselves as one of the Northwest’s premier jazz troupes. Comprised of Josh Rawlings on piano, Nate Omdal on upright bass, and Adam Kessler on drums, the group has rich history, wonderful rapport, and eclectic repertoire.
Whether swinging through sweet and savory jazz standards or putting their interpretive spin on modern classics ranging from Nirvana to Macklemore, the group brings their passionate energy and musical chemistry to each and every song they play. Together, they craft a captivating and charismatic concert experience reminiscent of trios led by Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris, and Bill Evans. The Josh Rawlings Trio is committed to bringing a new level of pure joy and musicianship to each and every stage—and Seattle audiences have certainly taken notice.
The group has recently performed for former Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire and Seattle-based Fortune 50 Companies like Microsoft, Vulcan, and Amazon. The Trio has also served as one of the house jazz groups for Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery and several of Seattle’s elite hotels, wine bars, and restaurants.
The Josh Rawlings Trio plans to converge back in the studio this fall to record a new album of original music mixed with some of their most requested and favored jazz standards/covers. It’s a much-anticipated follow-up to their debut album “Climbing Stairs,” which they released in 2006 under the Seattle-based jazz label Broken Time Records. Their first album, which contains all original music composed by Josh Rawlings, received a very positive response throughout the greater Northwest and Japan.
Josh Rawlings, Nate Omdal, and Adam Kessler perform at both public venues and private events around the greater Seattle area by high recommendation of previous clients. Come witness the Josh Rawlings Trio in action and you will be sure to fall in love with their joyous brand of jazz.