Saturday 10:50 – 11:50 | Gazebo Stage
Josh Shapiro is a graduate of Brighton High School. He attended The American Music and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan but left to pursue his dream of becoming a signed recording artist with a major record label. Josh sang in musicals throughout Junior High and High School at the Brighton Schools and The Jewish Community Center’s On Stage Program. He received his first award for singing at The Twelve Corners Middle School Star Search Competition in the eighth grade. As a Freshman he won the High School Ham Jam Talent show. He was the only Freshman to ever win and the only student to ever receive a standing ovation. Josh also was the recipient of the 2006 Fairport Teen Idol award.
Josh studied voice at the Hochstein Music School, RAPPA and the Eastman School of Music. His Christmas album, “Thankful” was sold this past holiday season at all the Wegmans stores in Rochester. Josh is very grateful to Danny Wegman for all his support. You may have seen Josh promoting his album on Channal 8 and 10 and heard him on the radio stations WBEE and The Wease Show. Josh sang at the Park Avenue Festival last summer and sang at Midtown Athletic Club the past two holiday seasons. He will also be singing there this June. Recently Josh performed at Rivers Run, sang the Star Spangled Banner to open a Redwings game at Frontier Field, and performed at a black tie Wegman’s corporate fund raiser for Hillside. This July Josh will be performing at Oakhill Country Club. Josh is currently working with a producer in NYC on a three track demo disc which will be used to shop around at major record labels. He is also wrapping up his second album, “Destiny”, which will be completed this summer.