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Nick Finzer is one of the most exciting musicians of the millennial generation.
An award-winning composer, arranger, and trombonist, Finzer is bringing the joy and power of Jazz to both traditional fans and 21st century audiences who try everything from flying off cliffs in specially-designed suits to fugu sushi. He’s on a mission to be a passionate voice defining the sound of Jazz in this age, and to bring a little street cred to the trombone, which is a bold, tight sound.

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Mark McGrain and Plunge is a jazz, soul, and improvisation ensemble based in New Orleans. Trombonist/composer/producer Mark McGrain has led this ensemble since 1995. On their four critically acclaimed albums the instrumentation has ranged from the power-quartet of "Falling With Grace" (1995) to the drum-less trios of "Dancing on Thin Ice" (2009) and "Tin Fish Tango" (2011), finally re-expanding to up to a septet on "IN for the OUT" (2015). The members of PLUNGE currently include Robert Walter (organ), Kirk Joseph (sousaphone), Simon Lott (drums), James Singleton (double bass), Tom Fitzpatrick (saxes & flute), Tim Green (saxes - 1956-2014), and Mark McGrain (trombone). Earlier ensemble members - This is the third album for this drum-less, chamber-jazz trio who's sound is described by Down Beat Magazine as ďa scrupulously pristine musical pastel, reminiscent of Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson, perhaps, but with a far more risky and adventurous agenda."

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Join the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet as they celebrate the release of their fifth recording, Intercambio. The evening is sure to delight music lovers alike as the Grammy nominated band performs highlights from this latest release on Wallace’s Patois Records as well as other favorites from previous recordings, Latin Jazz - Jazz Latin, To Hear From There, ¡Bien Bien! and more. The Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet will be joined by special guests Mads Tolling on violin and Mary Fettig on saxophones. 

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OUT of BOUNDS, a new solo CD featuring English bass trombonist Michael Eversden (North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra) has just been released.  

The CD explores interesting and little known 20th and 21st Century music for bass trombone in a chamber music setting and features the instrument accompanied by brass and string quartets and a wind quintet, and duets with percussion, violin and flute. 

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Requiem - Hansjörg Fink and Elmar Lehnen
An unusual journey into the spheres of improvisation and traditional requiem chants: Hansjörg Fink and Elmar Lehnen prove to be border crossers, demonstrating that contrasts can be tied together. Age-old tradition meets vibrant, jazzy joie de vivre; composed music meets improvisation; liturgy meets world; spirituality meets sensuality. Fink and Lehnen move assuredly on historic foundations, adding their own, liberal figures. Sombre moments of death appear here in a new, milder light.
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Mario Vavti - trombone, loops and live electronics In his childhood he started his musical career as a drummer. Later he studied trombone with Erich Kleinschuster at the conservatory in Klagenfurt (A), with Bart van Lier at the conservatories in Hilversum and Rotterdam (NL) and with Ed Neumeister at the University of Music and Arts in Graz (A). Since 2004 he is living in Vienna (A) working as freelance musician, composer and arranger. Besides his work as bandleader he is internationally active as soloist and sideman.
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Track Listing: Joy Spring; No Mercy; Black Narcissus; My Funny Valentine; Falling Grace; What A Trip; Nix Vogel; Suite to Bjorn.
Personnel: Jens Wendelboe: trombone; Deb Lyons: vocals; Tom Timko; alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone; Michael Migliore: alto saxophone; Mark Fineberg: tenor saxophone; Joey Berkley: tenor saxophone; Sam Bortka: baritone saxophone; Bob Millikan: trumpet; Steve Janowski: trumpet; Rick Savage: trumpet; Chris Rogers: trumpet; Dan Levine: trombone, euphonium; Charley Gordon: trombone; George Flynn: bass trombone, tuba; David Anderson: electric bass; Lee Finkelstein: drums; Bill Heller: piano; Ken Gioffre: tenor saxophone (5); Rob Paparozzi: harmonica (3); Vinnie Cutro: trumpet (1).
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MARSHALL GILKES - sound stories
Donny McCaslin - tenor saxophone
Adam Birnbaum - piano
Yasushi Nakamura - bass
Eric Doob - drums
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Boys Night Out - The Michael Treni Big Band
"Boy’s Night Out" is Michael Treni's fourth jazz release since he rededicated himself to music. Working in partnership with his equally gifted producer, Roy Nicolosi, Michael has gradually assembled The Michael Treni Big Band, a jazz orchestra loaded with heavyweight players. Boston tenor sax legend Jerry Bergonzi is the best-known player, but the 16-piece band features an array of veteran cats.
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Under the Spell of Spain is the debut recording from Superbrass, an ensemble comprising some of the finest brass and percussion players working in the diverse London music scene. The recording is a deliberate and eclectic mix of original and arranged music for brass and percussion, all inspired by the vibrant country and people of Spain....more ...... >

Band of Bones

Band of Bones plays swinging big band jazz with a new twist and a totally unique sound.
They have great arrangements, exciting, original soloists, and their own sound.

HR Big Band (Radio Big Band Frankfurt) featuring trombone soloist: Günter Bollmann
Conductor Örjan Fahlström arrangements from J.A.Keller (2010)

This is one of the finest recordings of "West Side Story" that it has been my pleasure to hear, his trombone playing in phenomenal...! ~ Cliff Stark

I agree with Cliff Stark, wat a great talent this guy! ~ René Laanen

Jens Wendelboe's Big Crazy Energy New York Band "Inspirations Vol.1"

Hansjörg Fink

Music for organ and trombone
Hansjörg Fink "Salve Regina"
Hansjörg Fink
"Salve Regina"
available here (Germany)
CD available here (Dutch)
CD available here (English)

Carl Fontana

Carl Fontana "The Fifties"
Carl Fontana
"The Fifties"

John Kenny

John Kenny
"Embracing the Unknown"
available here

Peppe Merolla

Peppe Merolla
"Stick with me"
Stick With Me is percussionist Peppe Merolla's first album as leader with this sextet of excellent New York-based musicians. Personnel: Peppe Merolla: drums, percussion; Steve Turré: trombone, shells; Jim Rotondi: trumpet, flugelhorn; John Farnsworth: tenor saxophone; Mike LeDonne: piano; Lee Smith: bass
available here

Bones Apart

Bones Apart
Bones Apart have just released their new CD 'ten' celebrating their 10th Anniversary.
available here

The Highlight Jazz Orchestra with trombonist Bart Van Lier

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Jason Jackson New CD

Phil Ranelin

Conrad Herwig

Bob McChesney

Alan Kaplan

Jiggs Whigham

Carl Fontana

Robert Bachner

Andy Martin

J.J. Johnson

Bob Brookmeyer

Bill Watrous SAmmy Nestico Jiggs Whigham Darren Kramer Darren Kramer Michael Davis Bill Watrous Jiggs Whigam