Josh Rutner

saxophone, etc.


Josh Rutner is a saxophonist, clarinetist, and flutist currently living in Beacon, NY. He is a co-founder of The Respect Sextet, a decade-old institution of jazz and improvisation, called “one of the best and most ambitious new ensembles in jazz” by Signal to Noise.

As a leader, Josh heads up a number of varied ensembles including TEETH (saxophone trio), G'hoktasaurus (klezmer repertory band), The Twelve Gates (gospel repertory band), and Defense Mechanisms (jazz repertory band). He has collaborated and recorded with new music ensembles such as Ensemble Signal, and, as a sideman, is a member of several ensembles including Sarah and the Stanleys, HappyFunSmile, and Salo

Josh produces a weekly podcast Josh Rutner's Album of the Week — which spotlights great albums from across space, time, and genre.