Endorsing Sabian Cymbals

Josh Bailey - New York, NY

Independent musician, producer, arranger and educator, Josh Bailey is a freelance drummer/percussionist, who can be seen performing regularly in the metropolitan area of New York City as well as touring both nationally and internationally. With ties to Nashville as a recording artist, touring musician and producer; he has recorded on and/or co-produced numerous albums, artist singles and EP’s in Nashville and NYC (since 2013). Notably, Josh recorded drums on the release of Stephen Sondheim's "The Flag Song" and in the spring of 2017, recorded drums and percussion on the 3rd and 4th season of the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; as well as recording percussion for the soundtrack of the 2020 released PS5 videogame "Kena:  Bridge of Spirits".  In 2020, Josh was seen drumming on Saturday Night Live in a digital short with Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennet (2019), and as music director and drummer for pop singer Erin Bowman, Josh performed on Good Morning America, and Live! With Kelly and Ryan (2017).


Josh is currently administrative faculty at NYU Steinhardt as the Special Programs Coordinator (Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions) and Adjunct Instructor at NYU Steinhardt - Jazz Studies. Josh also worked with the notable Dafnis Prieto (past mentor) as the final editor of his instructional drumming book "A World of Rhythmic Possibilities - Drumming Lessons and Reflections on Rhythms" (released May, 2016). He performed with The Clubs (Brooklyn, NY) yearly and with the Paul Dunlea Septet at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival in Cork, Ireland; and has completed two tours of India with New York guitarist Shubh Saran (2020 India tour was also with Adam Neely's Sungazer). Josh has a Masters degree from NYU (2014) in Jazz Instrumental Performance, and two B.M. Undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Classical Percussion Performance from West Chester University. Josh Bailey endorses Sabian Cymbals and Vic Firth Drumsticks.