String Bass, Electric Bass
Bassist Josh Thurston-Milgrom is Director of Instrumental Music at the Castilleja School and an 18-year veteran of the faculty of the Stanford Jazz Workshop.
He lived for twelve years in Chicago and three in Berlin before returning to his native Bay Area, performing along the way with jazz luminaries such as Von Freeman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Taylor Eigsti, and Yosvany Terry.
As an educator, Josh is passionate about musical fundamentals and a solid technical foundation for jazz, orchestral, and electric bass playing. He’s even more passionate about improvisation, creativity, and exploration. He’s most passionate of all about what happens when all these elements work together—in music and in life.