Saturday, MAY 19, 2:10 Pm – PAvilion Stage
Joshua Rich is a one-of-a-kind performer. A completely self-taught piano virtuoso, Joshua was a child prodigy who, at the age of 8, began playing the piano and composing songs, having never had a lesson in his life. The energy and charisma that Joshua brings to his shows must be seen to be fully appreciated, as his unique hybrid sound of pop, jazz and soul is at once multi-generational and multi-faceted. Joshua combines catchy, memorable originals with creative and inventive improvisations and mash-ups of well-known classics, resulting in a show that is at once uplifting, spirited and completely entertaining.
Heartfelt, sincere and engaging, Joshua is also a gifted vocalist, recording artist, arranger, producer, actor, screenwriter, and playwright, with over 12 original CDs and improvisations on classical and holiday music released, three family-friendly musicals produced and several movies released through his film company, Ladybug Talking Pictures.
Joshua has toured nationally and worked with such music luminaries as Marvin Hamlisch and Randy Newman. He recently signed with SRI Records and is working on an upcoming tour to promote his new release, “Come On Over”. His music, performance videos, movies and inspirational blogs can be found at www.joshuarich.com