Josh Farrell has been singing most of his life. From soloist in his elementary school choir to voice lessons at the Manhattan School of Music in high school to college where his focus was in voice and received the SUNY Foundation Award for Excellence in the Arts.
Josh has always loved listening to singers and all of the jazz greats, Joe Willams, Nat King Cole, Johnny Hartman, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet and of course Sarah Vaughn (who he was lucky enough to see in concert when he was in college) were on his turntable from his teen years on. And although he pursued opera initially he always had the urge to sing jazz.
A career shift led him to become a wine professional and Josh made waves at Windows on the World restaurant in New York as the Singing Sommelier, regaling diners late in the evening.
With the urge to sing jazz ever growing, he enrolled in a course with the New York Jazz Academy. Working with GroundUP Music recording artist Sirintip, Josh was able to build repertoire, hone his style and get the encouragement that he needed to pursue his next chapter as a jazz singer. Just within the first year of singing jazz, Josh has already performed standards at Minton's in Harlem, Mahoney's & The Jazz Forum. He's been working with Berkley College trained guitarist Jake Benedict and they recently performed a set together for a corporate event.