Josh Rosenfeld joined the Membership Department after several years as a WBGO member and volunteer. A native of Elizabeth, he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and received a BA in Communications from The American University in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining WBGO he worked exclusively in sports, as the Public Relations Director for the Los Angeles Lakers during the “Showtime” era of the ‘80s, and later in the same capacity with the New York Knicks. He also served as the NBA’s first Director of International Public Relations and has spent more than 15 years as a sportswriter for The (Newark) Star-Ledger and the old Los Angeles Herald-Examiner.
Rosenfeld was introduced to jazz by his father, Bernie, who dragged him to a Count Basie concert at the old Newark State College (now Kean University) as a youngster. He is proud to have also seen Duke Ellington and Miles Davis perform, among many others, and was hooked on jazz when his sister, Susan, who has lived in Africa for the past 40 years, brought home John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” from college.