Master Sergeant Joshua Economy is from Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Prior to joining the West Point Band in 2006, he was an avid freelancer in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, participating in jazz festivals and recording albums in various genres. In 2005, he was a finalist at the Long Beach Jazz Festival New Artist Competition. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire in 1999, where he studied with Dr. Robert Stibler. In 2002, he completed his Master of Music in jazz studies at the New England Conservatory, where he studied with George Garzone, Bob Brookmeyer, and John McNeil. Master Sgt. Economy was a featured soloist on Will Street's album Seven Colors of Love and can also be heard on Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra's Clairvoyance, featuring Bob Brookmeyer and George Garzone. He has performed with Lewis Nash, Dave Liebman, and Clark Terry.