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Joe Jackson - Jazz Improv - Joe Jackson [bio at this site]
USA - Davidsonville, MD
Jazz trombonist, arranger and bandleader Joe Jackson is one of the most versatile and identifiable trombone performers in the commercial music world today. Joe was born in Dallas, Texas.
Jason Jackson - Jazz Improv - Jason Jackson [bio at this site]
USA - New York, NY
Jason Jackson / Trombonist/Composer Jason Jackson has most recently become a member of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Subsequent to his position in the VJO, Jason has worked with the Ray Charles Orchestra, Lenny Kravits, James Brown, Illinois Jacquet Big Band, and Slide Hampton's Jazz Masters. Jason Is also playing with the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.
Quentin Jackson - Jazz Improv 1909 - 1976
b. Jan. 13, 1909, Springfield, OH, d. Oct. 2, 1976, New York, NY A fixture with Duke Ellington's Orchestra in the 1950's, Quentin was Duke's best wah-wah trombonist (an expert with the plunger mute) since Tricky Sam Nanton.
David Lee Jackson - Classical
USA - Ann Arbor, MI
Professor Jackson is a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician who has performed with the Chicago Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony, the New World Symphony, the Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra and the Spoleto, Italy Festival Orchestra.
Preston Jackson - Swing 1902 - 1983
Born: Jan 03, 1902 in New Orleans, Louisiana - Died: Nov 12, 1983 in Blytheville, Arkansas Preston Jackson is best-known for his work and recordings in the 1920s even though he actually had a lengthy career.
Erik 'Bigg E' Jacobs - All Styles
USA - Fort Myers, FL
Edwards T-350 / Greg Black Alessi 5M
Erik Jacobs, a long-time Florida resid ent, graduated from the Cypress Lake Center for the Arts, in 2000. After freelancing in Miami for a year, Erik won a position with the U.S. Marine Band program.
Arnold Jacobs - Classical 1915 - 1998
Arnold Jacobs was born in Philadelphia on June 11, 1915 but raised in California. The product of a musical family, he credits his mother, a keyboard artist, for his initial inspiration in music, and spent a good part of his youth progressing from bugle to trumpet to trombone and finally to tuba.
Mark Eliot Jacobs - Classical - Mark Eliot Jacobs [bio at this site]
USA - Medford, OR
Besson Sovereign tnr / Bach 5G (Peterson)
Principal trombone, Rogue Valley Symphony, Medford, OR
Daniel Jaffe - All Styles - Daniel Jaffe [bio at this site]
USA - New York, NY
trombonist and conductor in New York City. Studied at Stuyvesant High School and the Bloomingdale School of Music.
Conrad Janis - Swing
USA - Encino, CA
Conrad, a child star, an accomplished musician, a co-owner of the famous Sidney Janis Art Gallery in New York, faced many challenges and chased many adventures throughout his life, but none were so great or least expected as the task of directing his first feature film 'The November Conspiracy'.
John 'Johnny Showtime' Janowiak - All Styles
USA - Chicago, IL
Johnny has carved out a niche as an in-demand trombone soloist and section man for a wide variety of groups and recording projects. With a brawny, hard-swinging style that straddles the line between old-school funk and modern jazz, Showtime has a way of making audiences.
Jos Jansen - All Styles - Jos Jansen [bio at this site]
Netherlands - Arnhem
Jos Jansen was born in Westervoort near Arnhem, the Netherlands. Like many professional trombone players, his musical development started at the local Wind band, St. Gregorius, where also his father and brother played. At the age of 21 he started his academic study at the Academy of Music of Twente, Netherlands.
Jilt Jansma - All Styles
Netherlands - Amersfoort
Jilt Jansma graduated both classical and jazz trombone at the conservatorium in Zwolle (1986) continued study UM-classical trombone at the royal conservatorium in Den Haag (1989) and chamber music at the Conservatorium in Rotterdam (1991). teachers: Cees Smal, Erik v Lier, Bart v. Lier, Frans Elsen, and many more.
Carol Jarvis - All Styles - Carol Jarvis [bio at this site]
UK - Manchester
Michael Rath / R11Z /R1/R4F / Doug Elliott LT H cup
Carol, originally from Newport Pagnell, graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2001 with a 1st Class BMus honours degree and distinctions in both the Solo and Chamber Ensemble Professional Performance diplomas.
John Jasavala - Classical
Canada - Windsor, Ontario
Jehanbakhsh (John) Jasavala holds music degrees from York University (BFA) and the University of Michigan, (MMus), a Diploma in Jazz Studies from Humber College, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor. Jehanbakhsh has an active life as a performer, teacher, and administrator.
Hilary Jeffery - All Styles
Netherlands - Amsterdam
Hilary Jeffery works as a musician, playing the trombone and composing in improvised, electronic and contemporary music. Recordings exist with Hugh Davies, Germ, Earthling, Sand, Kreepa, Band of Holy Joy, Jimi Tenor, The Meta Orchestra, Paul Dunmall Octet, Moksha Big Band, The Barton Workshop, Apa Ini, and many more.
Jack Jenney - Swing 1910 - 1945
Jack Jenney, one of the most respected trombone players in the field of jazz and swing in the 1930s and early 40s, spent part of his early boyhood in Dubuque, attended Dubuque Schools and performed his first professional job at the age of 13 with a Dubuque jazz band.
Arthur Jennings - All Styles
USA - Gainesville, FL
Arthur Jennings began his professional music training at the University of Michigan where he was a member of William D. Revellis renowned band while earning a Bachelor of Music degree in wind performance. His principal teachers during that time were Glenn Smith and Arnold Jacobs.
John Jensen - Jazz Improv
USA - Washington DC, WA
King 2B / Doug Elliott LT L101
John Jensen was lead trombonist and a featured soloist with the United States Navy Band Commodores until he retired in 1996. Since then he has stayed active as a player and teacher in and around the Washington DC area. He has been a featured performer at the White House.
Peter Jensen - All Styles
Denmark - Frederiksberg
Former musical partners: WonderBrazz, Ib Glindemans Orkester, Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band, Tivolis Big Band, The Orchestra, Klüvers Big Band, Monday Night Big Band, Thomas Fryland Sekstet, and many more... Education: MGK (preparatory general course for academies of music) in Aalborg.
Melvyn Jernigan - Classical
USA - Saint Louis, MI
Melvyn Jernigan, Trombone -- Executive Director, Primo Concerts For many years Mel was Bass Trombonist with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, having joined the orchestra right after graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music. He is the founding member of the Saint Louis Brass Quintet.
Alex Jeun - All Styles
Robin Jessome - Jazz Improv - Robin Jessome [bio at this site]
Canada - Victoria, BC
King 3B / CG Conn 3
Robin Jessome, born in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1980 grew up in a musical environment. He was introduced, by his father, to many musical styles from an early age. In high school he started playing the trombone, encouraged by teacher Mark Bezanson. From 1999-2003 Robin attended St. Francis Xavier University.
Henry Jindrich - Swing
Czech Republic - Marianske Lazne
Jindrich Jindrich is a trombonist and the head of the GyML Junior Jazz Band from the Czech Republic, the town of Marianske Lazne. He is 18 years old and he is the biggest fan of the Dutch Swing College Band.
Niels-Ole Bo Johansen - Classical - Niels-Ole Bo Johansen [bio at this site]
Denmark - Trige
Trombonist Niels-Ole Bo Johansen was born 1961 in Viborg, Denmark. Privately tutored, N-OBJ started his musical education in the local boyscout band, whose leader at the time, the dynamic and charismatic trumpet player John Leth, became his first teacher.
Bob Johnson - All Styles - Bob Johnson [bio at this site]
Australia - Adelaide, South Australia
King Libery 3B / Bach 6 1/2 AL
Bob Johnson began playing cornet with the Australian Army Band Corps 1970 then Trombone from 1973. After 8 years service he took up residency in Sydney, Australia and began career in music. Bob quickly became one of Sydney's leading studio musicians on Tenor and Bass trombone. He played for TV, radio jingles.
Keg Johnson - Swing 1908 - 1967
The older brother of saxophonist Budd Johnson, Keg Johnson's tone was a bit weak but he could be a fluent soloist. He played several instruments (including cornet which he learned from his father) before settling on the trombone. Keg and Budd worked together in local bands in Texas in the late 1920's.
J.J. Johnson - Jazz Improv 1924 - 2001 - J.J. Johnson [bio at this site]
Born James Louis in Indianapolis on January 22, 1924. At the age of 9, he studied piano with a church organist and became very interested in music during his second year at Crispus Attucks High School.
Karl Johnson - Brass Band
USA - Washington, WA
Bass trombonist Gunnery Sergeant Karl Johnson joined The Presidents Own United States Marine Band in May 2000. GySgt Johnson began his musical career at age 10. After graduating from Federal Way High School in 1992, he earned a bachelors degree in music from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah.
Dan Johnson - All Styles
USA - Riverside, IL
CG Conn 5H / Bach 6 1/2 AL
Drury Lane Oakbrook Theater, Riverside, IL. Dan Johnson is one of the busiest free-lance trombonists in Chicagoland. Since moving to Chicago in 1985, Dan has played over 2,400 musical shows and additionally, over 2,200 corporate events, shows, weddings, television and radio commercials.
Birch 'Crimson Slide' Johnson - All Styles
Birch 'Crimson Slide' Johnson Born in Dublin, Georgia, Birch "Crimson Slide" Johnson spent his early childhood years in North Carolina and the Philippine Islands. His family finally settled in Tuscaloosa, Alabama when he was in the fifth grade. He graduated from the University of Alabama.
Simon Johnson - Classical
UNITED KINDOM - Scotland
Simon is principal trombone of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, a position that he has held since 2002. He has worked with most of the UK’s leading orchestras and has been a teaching at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland since 2003. Simon regularly performs with the BBC SSO as soloist in both mainstream and contemporary repertoire.
Paul Johnston - All Styles
USA - Mountainburg, AR
Yamaha YBL-613R / Marcinkiewicz 1
Paul is Bass Trombonist with the Fort Smith Symphony and has been with the group since 1987. He is also Bass Trombone/Tubist with "The Classic Brass" Brass Quintet since it's inception in 1991. Paul plays Bass Trombone/Tuba/Euphonium with the River Vally Community Band.
Gary L. Johnston - All Styles - Gary L. Johnston [ bio at this site]
USA - Edgewood, KY
Benge 190 / Bach 4G
Gary Johnston, is an Associate Professor of Music at Northern Kentucky University, teaching electronic and computer music technology, orchestration, and Music Appreciation. In addition, he serves in the community as conductor of the Mt. Auburn Brass Fellowship, a 25 member semi-professional brass band.
Philip Jones - Jazz Improv - Philip Jones [ bio at this site]
USA - Englewood, NJ
King 2B Silversonic / Bach 11C
A Professional Tenor & Bass trombonist for 33 years, Philip Jones is endorsing artist for Conn-Seler. As a performer, he has worked with many of the biggest acts in show business, and as a studio musician he has recorded on hundreds of releases for major labels. He is an extremely versatile trombonist.
Claude Jones - Jazz Improv 1901 - 1962
b. Feb 11, 1901 - d. Jan 17, 1962 For nearly 30 years, Claude Jones was a reliable trombonist who was both a fine soloist and a valuable section player in big bands. The future brother-in-law of Quentin Jackson, Jones began playing trombone (after some trumpet and drum lessons) when he was 13.
Jel Jongen - All Styles
Netherlands - Hilversum
Jel Jongen studied at the Conservatory in Hilversum (Netherlands) He gathered experience in Orchestras and big band's like Peter Herbolzheimer's Rhythm combination and Brass, the Skymasters and many other top range big bands. In the Pop genre he joined bands like Rickey and the Frog and Back to Basic.
Lasse Jonsson - All Styles
Sweden - Borlange, Dalarna
Jeff Reynolds Medalist / Al Cass T2
Falu Storband, Tuna Brass, Kazzazza, Borlaenge, Sweden - Former professional. Plays bass and tenor trombone, didgeridoo, harmonica and percussion. Born in Gaevle, Sweden, on sept 22 1958.
Don Jordan - All Styles
Australia - Melbourne, Victoria
Yamaha YSL-653 / CG Conn 9N-C
Has played in brass bands, brass choirs, wind ensembles, brass quintet, pit orchestras, latin bands and jazz groups of all shapes and sizes. Studied with Denis Wick (briefly) and Jim Fulkerson years ago.
Eric Jorgensen - Latin
USA - Los Angeles, CA
Eric Jorgensen is the most unusual trombone soloist I've ever encountered. He's fearless, and he's in your face. He used to play in circus bands, and sometimes he plays circus music in his solos.
Julie Josephson - All Styles
USA - Boston, MA
Julie Josephson has been praised by the Boston Globe as "spellbinding" in her solo work. One of the few brass musicians to receive the prestigious Artist Diploma at the New England Conservatory of Music, she has won several concerto solo competitions and done various solo appearances around the United States.
Andrew Justice - Brass Band
UK - London, England
International Staff Band, London, England, UK - Andrew Justice has been tenor trombone soloist with the Salvation Army's famous ISB for 17 years. His father taught him to play, having been lead trombone with the RAF Fighter Command Band during National Service in the 1950's.