Joshua Blythe, a Missouri native, is a performer, composer, and educator based in Kansas City, MO. After beginning his musical career in Columbia, MO, Blythe moved to Kansas City in the fall of 2012. In the spring of 2016, Joshua earned a BM-Jazz Studies (Percussion) degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In the spring of 2019, he earned his MA in Music (Jazz) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Blythe has performed with Bobby Watson and Dan Thomas as well as prepared and performed music celebrating the lives of many jazz greats, such as: Sammy Nestico, Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, and Gerald Wilson. Blythe has also studied with Loyd Warden, Michael Warren and the author of Essential Latin Styles for Drum Set, Doug Auwarter. Along with teaching at Music House School of Music (2015-2023), he returned to his alma mater as an adjunct faculty member at University of Missouri-Kansas City (2019-2021). Currently, Blythe maintains a private teaching studio and is accepting new students for study!