Joshua Calvin Young was born on October 15th, 1989 in Queens, New York and since early age music infused his daily life. At age 9 he took piano lessons with a Russian teacher who praised his natural ability. Young (age 14) received the bass guitar as a birthday gift from his father. Young (age 16) was accepted to Victor Wooten’s Bass/Nature camp in Nashville, TN. Young (age 17) was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA giving him the opportunity to sharpen his skills as a composer and arranger.
During his time at Berklee he worked with visiting artists saxophonist Bob Reynolds (John mayer/Brian Blade), trumpeter Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band), drummer Louis Cato (Marcus Miller band), and musical director Tariqh Akoni (Josh Groban) just to name a few. He has also auditioned for P. Diddy, Lady Gaga, and Kelly Rowland, providing him with an insight on the music industry.
Young (age 21) performed and shared the stage with grammy-award winning bass icon Victor Wooten at book banquet held at Berklee. Young (age 22) Graduated from Berklee College of Music. Young (age 23) was featured on Gospel Chops Bass Sessions Vol. 2 along with bass lions Anthony Crawford (Timberlake/Holdsworth), Mark Peric (Planetshakers), and Brandon Brown (American Idol/Jackson 5). Adverts for the film were placed in Times Square, NYC and Las Vegas shopping mall.
Young (age 24) is now currently residing and working on his solo album in Boston, MA. He is composing 27 Fugues. One of whom has already been released (Angel Fugue in E minor) which he recently performed live opening for Victor Wooten at a Berklee bass faculty concert. Where many of the bass faculty believe Young is about to make music history! An amazing compilation of 24 Fugues for solo bass under the title “Well-Tempered Bass.” As well as a bass concerto for small chamber orchestra, a string-quartet fugue, and his final composition of the album will be an epic 8 voice fugue for an octet. His huge musical influence J.S Bach has successfully composed a 6 voice fugue. Mr. Young hopes to make history as a bassist and composer after the release of his innovative/pioneering musical project. Many of us are rooting for Young and his ambitious musical endeavors.