Josh Collazo

Redwood Coast Music Festival 2019 Performing Artist

Josh Collazo is a Los Angeles based drummer who specializes in playing 1930s/40s jazz and swing. In addition to drumming, Josh has been writing and arranging original jazz compositions for his own group, The Candy Jacket Jazz Band.


Outside of his jazz drumming career, Josh has also been a member of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros since 2007. The group accepted their first Grammy in 2013 for the long-form video documentary- Big Easy Express - winning alongside their friends, Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros' 2009 hit single, "Home", is certified platinum, selling over 1 million copies, and the debut album, "Up From Below", was recently certified gold.


Josh's newest project, The Candy Jacket Jazz Band, released a new album of traditional jazz & swing music on 4/4/17.  You can also hear his original compositions in the Eddie Murphy film, Mr. Church, as well as the short film, Three Women, directed by Alex Beh.


Below is a list of groups that Josh performs with regularly:


Candy Jacket Jazz Band

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Jonathan Stout & his Campus Five feat. Hilary Alexander

The Jonathan Stout Orchestra

The Grand Slam Sextet

Les Boulevardiers

Dave Stuckey & his Hot House Gang

Bob Parins Pint-Sized Cocktail Orchestra

Carl Sonny Leyland Quartet


In addition to touring the world extensively over the last 17 years, he has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Yo Gabba Gabba, and Austin City Limits. Josh proudly endorses Taye Drums, Paiste Cymbals, and Vic Firth drumsticks.


Performance Times:

VENUE                               DAY                      START 

DRUM SOLO - Limehouse Blues - Josh Collazo with the Carl Sonny Leyland N. Hollywood 4
Lindy Focus XIV: The Jonathan Stout Orchestra -

Adorni Center                     Friday                  7:30pm

Western Swing Allstars with Elana James

Sequoia Center                  Friday                 10:30pm

Jonathan Doyle Swingtet

Morris Graves                    Saturday               1:30pm

Charlie Halloran & His Calypsonians

Saturday                TBA                    

Sunday                    TBA

Friday                    TBA