Josh "Socalled" Dolgin is a pianist, producer, composer, arranger, rapper, singer, journalist, photographer, filmmaker, magician, cartoonist and puppet maker based in Montreal, Quebec. He has lectured and has led master classes in music festivals around the world, from Moscow to Paris, from London to LA, and from Krakow to San Francisco, and has performed on every continent. With 6 solo albums to his name, he has performed all over the world for more than 15 years, and his list of collaborators knows no generational, social, cultural nor religious boundaries.
In 2017 Socalled released Tales from Odessa, his Yiddish Gangster musical originally composed for the Segal Centre Yiddish Theatre and in 2018 he released Di Frosh in which Dolgin sings traditional and original Yiddish song backed only by the acclaimed Kaisser Quartett from Cologne. When he’s not in the studio or on the road, Socalled makes cookbooks, draws cartoons, edits video and practices Kurt Weill on the piano.