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Joshua Bluegreen-Cripps was Voted “Best Live DJ 2017-2018” by North Bay Bohemian Readers aka “Norbay Award(s)”. He is a Full-Time Event & Entertainment Producer, Promotor, & Performer Based in Northern California & San Francisco Bay Area. Mr Cripps provides Reputation Management with his Company Bluegreen Productions, which he founded in 1999. He is on the Board of Directors & Director of Development at Classical Music "Not for Profit" Organization "The Artists' Salon", Producer & Promotor of Popular 17-Piece Jazz Big Band "Wednesday Night Big Band", Trumpet Player in Ska/Reggae Band "The Tahoes", Trumpet Player in Popular Positive Rap Group "Tru Lyric", & DJ/KJ on Contract w/ Anderson Entertainment, LLC (Wedding Djs, Live Bands and Photo Booths).
His Private Classical Trumpet & Music Training includes: Glenn Appell [Beach Blanket Babylon]; John Pearson [San Francisco Opera]; & Max Cramer. Mr. Cripps first performed at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts with Santa Rosa Symphony at 13yo (and again at 16yo), soloed with The Baroque Sinfonia at 16yo, Played in The Sugar Bowl Halftime Show at 17yo and performed with the U.C. Berkely Symphony, also at 17yo.
Joshua Cripps' first band was Tin Circus. He co-created and co-composed the material with Judah Nagler (The Velvet Teen). This group was voted Best Band by North Bay Bohemian Reader's Choice in 1999.
In 2002, Joshua did Voiceover work for a small film called "Gender Equality" by Alison Geitner-Clifford, which won Best Short Film at Toronto Film Festival.
His involvement with Radio includes DJing EDM on Public Radio Monterrey/Santa Cruz (2001-2002). He has been interviewed on NPR & PBS Public Radio KRCB (Sonoma County, 2016 & 2018), KGGV “The Bridge” (Guerneville, CA) & BrokenFM.
In the past 36mo, Joshua has performed as featured entertainment at Marin Center (Marin, CA), Green Music Center (Rohnert Park, CA), Jarvis Conservatory (Napa, CA), Mystic Theatre (Petaluma, CA), Sonoma County Fairgrounds (Santa Rosa, CA), Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA), The Uptown (Oakland, CA), Bottom of the Hill (San Francisco, CA), Hopmonk Tavern (Sebastopol & Novato, CA), Sally Tomatoes at SOMO Event Center (Rohnert Park, CA), The Big Easy (Petaluma, CA), Sonoma State University (Cotati, CA), The Glaser Center (Santa Rosa, CA), Arlene Francis Center, (Santa Rosa, CA), & SOFA Santa Rosa Winterblast, SOFA Stroll, ArtWalk, and Events (Santa Rosa, CA).
Other Recent Music clients include: YMCA, Starbucks, Sonoma Media Group, Mayflower Choral Society / Mayflower Chorus, Turnitin @ Pandora Media Group (Oakland, CA), Kaiser Permanente (Rohnert Park, CA), & RHA Builders (Cotati, CA).
The Wednesday Night Big Band was a SRJC Course that was cancelled after 40+ Years due to loss of Federal Funding for Community Music Education Groups. Mr Cripps was asked to Produce and Promote the group so it would continue it's rich legacy of Jazz Big Band Music in Norcal. This group has performed with most of the top jazz legends of the current & past decades. Currently under Mr Cripps production, The Wednesday Night Big Band performs every 2 weeks at popular jazz club, The Big Easy in Petaluma, CA. Mr Cripps & the Wednesday Night Big Band have raised money for Santa Rosa Junior College's Music Program Discretionary Fund, directly paying for T Moran (known for drumming in Rock Band, Starship) to do a Jazz Masterclass. Other current features produced by Mr Cripps include: Mark Wardlaw [Woodwind Artist, Transcendence Theatre & Santa Rosa Symphony], Regynn Lesser [Voted Best Folk Singer w/ Fly By Train by North Bay Bohemian Readers aka Norbay Award(s)], Aja Gianola-Norris [Owner, Music to My Ears, Cotati, CA], Doug Morton [Principle Trumpet, Santa Rosa Symphony], Steve Steinberg [who Performed w/ Aretha Franklin, Temptations, Natalie Cole], & Bennett Friedman [Director of Jazz Studies at Santa Rosa Junior College].
Mr Cripps' Ska/Reggae Band "The Tahoes" Recorded 2 Singles in Nov. 2016 at Grammy Award Winning Prairie Sun Recording in Cotati, CA. The Two Singles, "Breakout" & "Hella Norcal" are Now Available on iTunes, Amazon, & Google Play. In the past 6mo they have Played Support to National Headliners: 311, Sublime, Wailers, Fortunate Youth, Fishbone, Aggrolites, & Mad Caddies. They have headlined Bottom of the Hill (San Francisco, CA) & Performed at Event Center at Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Mystic Theatre, Uptown Theatre & Hubba Hubba Review (Oakland, CA “One of the Top 10 Burlesque Shows in the World” - Travel Magazine), Lagunitas, The Big Easy, Rojo's in South Lake Tahoe as well as smaller/private shows and venues. Here is a Link to "Breakout" Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/Xg7dP9tziio Here is a Link to "Hella Norcal" Music Video: https://youtu.be/lvF2UZsy7GI Here is a Link to "Acorn" Music Video: https://youtu.be/I2hdiZJYP60
Joshua Bluegreen-Cripps is also a Professional Closeup, Parlour & Stage Magician on the side. He began performing Magic Professionally by age 12yo & first began learning Magic at age 6yo. His Parlour act features a Live Dove Appearing from a Flaming Pan. At Large Stage Events, Mr Cripps may perform the Zig-Zag Illusion (cutting an asst into 3 while standing) or The Box of Death (making an asst disappear in a box filled with swords). Joshua Bluegreen-Cripps past Magic Show clients include Enron, YMCA, Girl Scouts of America, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Public & Private Schools, & many other Corporate, Non-Profit and Private Clients for 25+ Years. Well-known Press Democrat writer, Dan Taylor, interviewed Joshua in 2010 for a piece on the top 5 Magician's in Northern CA.
Bluegreen Productions, Owner
The Tahoes, Trumpet
Wednesday Night Big Band, Producer
The Artists Salon, Board of Directors
Anderson Entertainment, DJ, Sound & Lighting Production