“Playing in the great city of Chicago allows me the ability to collaborate with many musicians and bands, giving me unique musical experiences that I otherwise would not be able to have.  On this page, you can check out projects that have involved me as a featured trumpet player.
Take a listen and enjoy!”

                                                                       -Joshua Jern

Shout Section Big Band-

Having collaborated for more than half a decade with Brett Dean’s Shout Section Big Band, Joshua Jern has played lead trumpet and had an active role in producing and recording on the band’s two studio albums.  In this video, Shout Section plays the Basie theme song One O’Clock Jump.  Jern plays the trumpet solo at 3:40 and then leads the band on a rousing out-chorus.

Shout section frequently plays all over the Chicago-land area (and beyond!), so take a peek at Shout Section’s website to find out when and where you can next see Joshua Jern perform with this terrific group.  And while you’re there, be sure to order their albums!

Rev. John & the South Side All Stars play The Letter-

This well-traversed classic rock cover gets a good dose of south side Chicago treatment by Reverend John & the South Side All Stars, a group formed by long-time friends and musical collaborators.  Recorded during a Halloween show at the Blarney Stone in south suburban Oak Forest, this video features solos by Joshua Jern and Casey Fitzpatrick on tenor sax.

Alan Gresik’s Swing Shift Orchestra-

Check out this amazing 360 degree video featuring Joshua Jern playing with Alan Gresik’s Swing Shift Orchestra and their rendition of Don’t get Around Much Anymore.  You can catch Joshua Jern playing lead trumpet with Alan Gresik’s Swing Shift Orchestra every Thursday at the famous Green Mill Cocktail Lounge in Uptown.