Born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, Josh Kline is currently based in Cincinnati, OH, where he can be heard with the KGB Trio, Retro-Nouveau Quartet, Buckley-Kline Duo, Animal Mother and various big bands in the area. Other notable performances include appearances at the 2016 Midpoint Music Festival (Cincinnati), 2016 Columbus Jazz and Ribs Festival (Columbus, OH), and performances at Elastic Arts (Chicago), Twins Jazz Club (D.C.), The Whistler (Chicago), The Lily Pad (Boston), Canterbury House (Ann Arbor), The Trumpet Blossom (Iowa City), Wind-Up Space (Baltimore), The Bop-Stop (Cleveland), and sub (Osaka, Japan).
Josh is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where he studied with Rick VanMatre, Craig Bailey, Brent Gallaher, and James Bunte. In October of 2013, Josh was selected by former UC President Santa Ono to perform at the Library of Congress for the National Competitiveness Forum in Washington D.C. In 2014, he performed with the CCM Jazz Ensemble at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center in New York City, where the ensemble performed one of his big band arrangements. Other big band arrangements of his have been performed at the 2016 Jazz Educators Network annual conference in Louisville, KY, and at the 2016 CCM Fall Polish Festival. In 2014, Josh had the privilege of performing with the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra when they passed through Cincinnati. In the summer of 2016, he also performed at the NAACP Annual Convention in Cincinnati.
Josh also teaches private lessons in the Cincinnati area and can be reached via the contact page on this website. Besides playing jazz, Josh is very passionate about mathematics, having double majored in math while at UC. He is also a die-hard Pittsburgh Pirates fan, an avid bowler, and a dedicated musky fisherman.