Nashville, TN (February 28, 2017)—If it’s a current Gospel hit, odds are that John “Yosh” Jaszcz was a part of it. The Nashville-based producer/engineer currently has five of the top 10 songs on the Billboard gospel singles chart and six of the top 10 albums on the Billboard gospel album chart—with another seven albums rounding out the top 25.
“I moved from Detroit in 1992, which is obviously a music town, but Nashville is so all-encompassing in terms of their music,” Jaszcz observed. “The musician pool is second to none, the studio selection is second to none [and] that allows me to do what I do,” said the past president of the Nashville chapter of the Audio Engineering Society.
For decades, Yosh has mixed many of the notable artists of the Urban Gospel genre including Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp and Travis Greene. His work has yielded him a mantel full of Grammys; this year alone saw him add two more to his collection, as Kirk Franklin won Best Gospel Album for Losing My Religion and Tamela Mann won Best Gospel performance/song for “God Provides.” Yosh also worked on three other Grammy nominated projects from Greene, Jekalyn Carr and William Murphy.
Yosh isn’t a one-genre engineer, however—as underlined by his recent work mixing songs produced by Tim Lauer for the new TV show, Greenleaf, on the Oprah Winfrey Network as well as the song “On My Way” for the show Nashville.