Washington DC Jazz bassist, guitarist, and composer Joshua Bayer has performed at venues such as The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Detroit Opera House, Blues Alley, The Harlem Renaissance Festival, The World Jazz festival, The Phillips Collection, The Contemporary Theater Festival, The One Step Down, New York Museum Of Modern Art, National Public Radio, and Philadelphia's Chris's Jazz Café.

A teacher and clinician, Josh serves on the faculties of the Washington Conservatory of Music, American University,and the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins Elderhostel as well as presenting the performance/lecture series JazzBuffet. Josh has received grants and awards from The National Endowment for the Arts, ASCAP, The Arts and Humanities council of Montgomery County, The Prince George's Arts Council, The Maryland Summer Institute for the Creative and Performing arts, The Loyola Composition Competition, and the Bascom Little Fund.