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Josh Milan Biography

Soul stirring, infectious, and sensual, while these three words may bring to mind separate images, for

Josh Milan they capture the homogenous nature of his
talents. A career spanning three decades as a

vocalist, songwriter, producer and
composer, Josh’s ability to meld spirit and passion through song is

a testament to
his longevity and viability in an ever changing industry.

One third of the famed 80’s and 90’s Motown Records group, Blaze, Josh Milan
has been a force in

the music industry for well over 30 years. Multiple chart
topping dance classics and remixes for such

artists as Lisa Stansfield, Diana
Ross, Babyface, El DeBarge and Jody Watley, Josh’s contribution to

the music
landscape are canonized and respected. A multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, keys, drums,

percussion), Josh’s gospel roots can be felt in every pitch and
rhythmic notation. A passion for

songwriting, his lyrics either for self or others
transmit messages of love, passion, peace, and


With roots in the church Josh’s innate ability to convey emotion through music
were honed at the

tender age of 12. In a single instance where opportunity
married divine design, Josh was left to fill in

the gap for an organist who, when
overcome by emotion abandoned his bench, leaving Josh to play

like he’d never
played before. It was then that not only did his peers take notice of his capabilities, but

a spark was lit in him that, after some 30 years, has yet to be

While, Josh Milan’s most noted works are of the house and dance music
category, his repertoire

spans the spectrum of musical genres. Much like his
travels, this globetrotter incorporates various

sounds into his music. These
international influences have brought him into the studio with such

artists as
Grammy nominated South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, Grammy award winning R&B,

Pop and Jazz vocalist Patti Austin, world renowned
musician/producer Louie Vega, Andy Narell, and

Lisa Fischer to name a few.

An amalgamation of soul, Josh Milan’s Sam Cooke-like
voice, with a hint of Stevie Wonder but with a

style all his own, has positioned him as an artist of
major crossover appeal. Staying true to his roots,

Josh Milan continues to pull
upon his spiritual base to fortify his iconoclastic status in the annals of

music and beyond.