Josh Hayward has been working in the Atlanta music scene since 2009 as a reed player, arranger, and educator. A Conyers native, Josh found his musical footing there under Atlanta area legend Dub Hudson before moving on to study with Marcus Printup (a member of Wynton Marsalis’s JLCO) and jazz heavyweight Sam Skelton, his current mentor at Kennesaw State University. This rich background opened the door to regular All-State Band attendance and a deep pedagogical appreciation. Josh has been fortunate to leverage this background; you can catch him performing weekly at several residencies in Atlanta as well as regular tours across the Southeast. As an educator, he teaches saxophone, flute, clarinet and piano, jazz studies, and music theory. Josh has been teaching at SSM since 2017 and we’re thrilled to have his amazing skills available to pass on to our students!

 

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