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Josh Hoover is a drummer, percussionist, and educator from Charleston, South Carolina.

He began playing percussion in grade school band. In high school, he joined the Wando Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Percussion Ensemble. He was a member of the South Carolina All-State Concert Band and All-State Jazz Band.

Josh graduated from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington where he studied jazz drum set with Steve Houghton, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music with Michael Spiro, and marimba and orchestral percussion with Kevin Bobo.

At Indiana, Josh was a member of the Latin Jazz Ensemble, big bands, jazz combos, Brazilian Ensembles Symphonic Band, and percussion ensembles. While attending school, he was awarded the Kenny Aronoff Percussion Scholarship.

After college, Josh returned to Charleston to continue his career in music as a performer and educator. In 2017, he began playing and touring the US with rock group The Artisanals. He has also played with rock group The High Divers, recording drums on tracks for their latest album “Should I Be Worried."

Josh feels comfortable playing in any performance environment and can often be found playing jazz, rock, orchestral, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and other styles. He is currently the house drummer at the Forte Jazz Lounge in downtown Charleston, where he plays with the Forte Big Band and other groups.

In addition to jazz music, Josh plays drum set and percussion with orchestral groups including The Charleston Symphony Orchestra, The CSO Brass Quintet, The North Charleston Pops Orchestra, and the Savannah Philharmonic. He has also recently played with Grammy award winner Charlton Singleton’s Beehive Jazz Orchestra and the Charlton Singleton Quartet.

Josh currently has a personal home recording studio in Charleston where he records drums and percussion for a variety of musical needs.