Joshua Young is one of those bass players that if you haven’t heard of him yet, you’ll hear of him soon enough.
Young is and has been a student of music his entire life, beginning at the age of 9 with piano lessons in his hometown of Queens, New York, through his early teens where he was given his first bass guitar at age 14 and joining Victor Wooten at his annual Bass/Nature Camp in Nashville at the age of 16.
One might argue that that age 16-17 period was the transformative period for Young as a budding musician.
While at the Bass/Nature Camp, Young learned from the established whose-who of bass players including Anthony Wellington, Adam Nitti, and Chuck Rainey.
In late 2006 while attending Bass Player Live in Manhattan, Young met and learned from even more established figureheads of bass guitar including Stanley Clarke, Jeff Berlin, Tal Wilkenfeld and Billy Sheehan.
At age 17, Joshua was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA
While at Berklee, Young sharpened his skills as a composer and arranger and even auditioned for P. Diddy, Lady Gaga, and Kelly Rowland while still a student.
At age 21, he performed and shared the stage with grammy-award winning bass icon Victor Wooten at a book banquet held by the Liberal Arts Department at the David Friend Recital Hall.
What is the best advice you ever received? the best advice I received was, “don’t settle for what people want to give you, because your only going to get what they want to give you and not what you deserve because you are not out there getting it!”