23 - 4:25 PM
Josiah Woodson & Quintessentiel - Espace Gould
A Grammy Award-winner as a sideman
(Beyoncé: ‘Love on Top,’ 2013), Josiah Woodson started playing the trumpet at
the age of 12. Trained at the Oaktown Jazz Workshop, he honed his art in
private lessons with his mentor, Khalil Shaheed.
Woodson has had the honour of collaborating
or sharing the stage with renowned artists and musicians. Josiah is now
launching his own group: Quintessentiel. The band is an homage to the four
elements of nature, to which Woodson adds an intangible dimension made up of
love, thanks, peace, and hope. It’s from the manifestation of this fifth
element that his music derives all of its meaning.