Areas of Instruction
Tuba, Trumpet, Trombone
Josiah Reibstein is a freelance tubist, composer, and bandleader originally from Lexington, MA. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance/Jazz Studies from Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, where he studied under famed jazz trombonist Robin Eubanks, and the late principal tubist of the Cleveland SO, Ronald Bishop. Since graduating in 2011, Josiah has made his mark on the Boston/Cambridge music scene performing weekly with dozens of bands in venues across Massachusetts, gaining a favorable following for his improvisation-based style and versatility through a wide variety of genres. He frequently plays with the Hot Tamale Brass Band, Charlie Kohlhase’s Explorer’s Club, Henri Smith New Orleans Friends and Flavors, Cocek Brass Band, Made in the Shade, and many others, and can be seen most Sundays at the Plough and Stars with Sammy D and the Late Risers. He also leads his own Quintet and Trio, which focus primarily on his original compositions. As well as his performing work, Josiah has been teaching private lessons on brass instruments since his time at Oberlin with great success. His style emphasizes fundamental technique, improvisation, and aural training, and draws heavily from his own knowledge of music history and theory.