new summer 2017 shows!

debuting 2 new original works: The Spicer Songs, a 7-part suite of musical settings to Jack Spicer poems, and The Leaving Suite, a modern jazz art-song cycle contemplating coming of age and letting go of childhood.

Saturday, July 22 at 8 PM @ the California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison St. Berkeley CA 94704

Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM @ the Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St. SF CA 94110


Love and fear, doubts and dreams, vividness and isolation — these opposites collide and blend in 18-year-old songwriter Joshua Tazman's music, a lushly textured, mysterious, and often surprising blend of jazz and pop.

Tazman moves from disjointed, funky grooves to bittersweet ballads with ease, capturing the unsureness and vulnerability of becoming an adult with the insightful sophistication of an old soul.

Original and moving, this music will resonate with anyone both reaching for their dreams and fearing what they’ll find.

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by Joshua Tazman