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John Kachnowski - All Styles
USA - Detroit, MI
John Kachnowski is a freelance trombone player covering styles ranging from Ska, Funk, Rock, Alternative, Classical. A signature sound, for sure... Strangely Cool and LOUD. A master at Blending styles, tones and lyrical phrases into any song by any band different enough and daring enough to include a trombone. Recorded/Performed with The Exceptions, Livonia Symphony Orchestra, National Ghost, Gangster Fun, Tickweasel, The Articles, Fifth Quarter Kings, Some People's Children and more! Frequent guest musician for many of Detroit's leading artists. Several appearances on top U.S. ska comps.
Jan Kafalas - All Styles
USA - Providence, RI
Has performed as a freelance trombonist since 1981, playing orchestral, jazz, blues, and occasional solo performances. Appeared in the Worcester, Mass. premiere of the Berlioz Requiem, 1985. Recorded with United Snakes in 1992. Appeared at the Down East Jazz Festival, Camden, Maine, 1988, and Chandler Jazz Festival, Chandler, Arizona, 2001. Member, American Federation of Musicians Local 198-457.
Jan Kagarice - Classical
USA - Denton, TX
Jan Kagarice has served as an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas since 1998 and has been a visiting professor at the Hochschule fur Musik in Detmold, Germany, the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) as well as the University of North Texas. She has performed with the Dallas Symphony, and many more.
Vern Kagarice - All Styles
USA - Denton, TX
Vern Kagarice has been a professor of trombone and conductor of the University of North Texas Trombone Choir since 1983. He holds a doctorate and master's from Indiana University and a bachelor's from Bethany College. Kagarice was a student of the late Thomas Beversdorf and William Bell at Indiana.
Megumi Kanda - Classical - Megumi Kanda [bio at this site]
USA - Milwaukee, WI
Megumi Kanda, a native of Tokyo, Japan, began to play the trombone at age ten. She continued her study at the prestigious Toho High School of Music in Tokyo, where she studied with Sumio Miwa, trombonist of the NHK Symphony. At age fifteen, she became the youngest player ever.
Jan 'Mrokor' Kaoka - All Styles
Czech Republic - Plzeo
Bach BG 50 / Bach 2G
Jan Kaòka, BcA, Dipl.Um. Guldenerova 39 32600 Plzeò Tel: 011-420-603-318-106 Born December 17, 1977 in Sokolov, Czech Republic
Alan Kaplan - All Styles - Alan Kaplan [bio at this site]
USA - Van Nuys, CA
In a world where the trombone is mostly considered just a back round instrument, Alan Kaplan stands out. Growing up in Los Angeles he began playing at the age of eight. He tried to prepare for a "real" job, majoring in engineering at L.A. Valley College but by the age of nineteen he was on the road.
Mikhail Kapustin - Classical
Finland - Tampere
Edwards 321 / Yamaha 52E2
Born in Leningrad, USSR. Studied at St.Petersburg Conservaroire with prof. Victor Venglovsky and prof. Victor Sumerkin and at Lahti Conservatoire with Vesa Lehtinen. Also studied at several masterclasses: with Marc Lawrence, Michel Becquet, John Marcellus and Steve Wolfinbarger.
Irvin Karan - All Styles - Irvin Karan [bio at this site]
USA - New York, New York
Presently playing Shires / Greenhoe horns
Irvin Karan has performed extensively throughout the NY area in both classical, jazz, and commercial settings. He has had the opportunity to work with artists such as: John Faddis, Todd Coolman, Jim Pugh, Dave Taylor, Joe Alessi, Rick Stepton, Benny Powell, Dave Lalama, Bobby Short, Charlie Persip, and Aretha Franklin.
Marco Katz - All Styles - Marco Katz [bio at this site]
Canada - Edmonton, AB
King 2B / Bach 8
As a freelance trombonist in New York City, he played for millionaires in the swank hotels of midtown Manhattan and working people dancing to salsa in the South Bronx.
Craig Kaucher - All Styles
USA - Skokie, IL
CG Conn 62H / Schilke custom
1994 Barrett Deems Big Band - How D'You Like It So Far (Delmark) BTrb., arranger 1995 Bill O'Connell Big Band - Unfinished Business (Sea Breeze) BTrb. 1995 Obvious Necessity - Wee Willy's Whizzer (O.N. Inc.) BTrb. 1997 Obvious Necessity - number two: signal flow (O.N. Inc.) BTrb.
Rob Kaufman - Swing - Rob Kaufman [bio at this site]
USA - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Trombonist, Santa Fe, New Mexico - Just released the first Smooth Jazz Rob Kaufman was born in Hollywood, California. he began with trombone studies at the age of 10 and was working professionally by the age of 15 in and around the Los Angeles area, both live and in-studio. Rob studied trombone with Roy Main.
Brian Kay - Classical
USA - Natick, MA
From playing Mahler symphonies on stage at Carnegie hall, to playing backup for Aretha Franklin, to performing on sackbut from a facsimile of Petrucci's 1501 Odhecaton, trombonist Brian Kay has had an exciting and varied musical career.
Alastair Kay - All Styles - Alastair Kay [bio at this site]
Canada - Toronto, Ontario / Yamaha YSL 697Z
Alastair Kay, one of Canada's finest trombonists, has performed for the last 28 years with some of the best orchestras, entertainers, and jazz artists around. His virtuosity and versatility have made him the first-call for most of the studio, musical theatre, and jazz gigs in Toronto.
Ali Emre Kayhan - Jazz Improv - Ali Emre Kayhan [bio at this site]
Turkey - Istanbul
King 2B JW / Monette TS-11
Ali Emre Kayhan, started his musical training at the age of 7 with mandolin and switched to play guitar at 9. In 1984, started to play trombone at the Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory in Istanbul, Turkey. He studied with Mr. Ziya Polat, Mr. Aycan Teztel and Mr. Sezai Tarakci.
James 'SSG' Kazik - All Styles
USA - Ft. Myer, VA
Edwards Symphonic Tnr / Greg Black 4.5/5 G Med
James Kazik holds a B.M. in Composition/Theory from the University of Minnesota where he studied composition with Judith Lang Zaimont, arranging with Adi Yeshaya, orchestration with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Dominick Argento, and trombone with Thomas Ashworth.
Nick Keelan - Classical
USA - Appleton, WI
Nicholas Keelan is an associate professor of music who teaches trombone; teaches in the music education department; and conducts the Lawrence University Low Brass Choir. Mr. Keelan's degrees are from Henderson State University in Arkansas and the University of Northern Colorado.
Joel Keene - All Styles - Joel Keene [bio at this site]
USA - Miami, FL
Bach 50T3 / Griego 1
Joel is currently studying at the University of Miami where he is a candidate for a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Performance where he previously earned a Master's degree in Jazz Pedagogy. He completed his Bachelor of the Arts in Music Performance from the University of North Texas.
Robert Kehle - All Styles - Robert Kehle [bio at this site]
USA - Pittsburg, KS
Mr. Kehle joined the Pittsburg State University faculty in 1978 and holds the rank of University Professor of Music where he teaches trombone and is the director of the PSU Jazz Studies program.
Robert Kehrberg - Classical
USA - Cullowhee, NC
A graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Colorado, joined his colleagues at Western Carolina University in 1987 as Head of the Department of Music and Professor of Trombone. Prior to this, he served on the faculty at Eastern New Mexico University.
David Kelley - All Styles
USA - Allen TX
David Kelley is a seasoned musician, specializing in all styles of musical performance on trombone and euphonium, with an additional specialization in percussion. Based in the Dallas area, David is a member of several of the top performing groups in North Texas, including the legendary Dallas Jazz Orchestra. He also plays with and leads the Dallas Christian Jazz Band. Additionally, he is top-call trombonist for more than a dozen big bands and party bands, as well as for multiple civic and church ensembles.
Mark Kellogg - All Styles - Mark Kellogg [bio at this site]
USA - Pittsford, NY
Mark Kellogg is Associate Professor of Trombone, Euphonium, and Camber Music at the Eastman School of Music. A faculty member since 1991, Mr. Kellogg teaches trombone, euphonium, alto trombone, and jazz trombone, and coordinates the brass chamber music program.
Chuck Kelly - All Styles - Chuck Kelly [bio at this site]
USA - Long Beach, CA
Chuck Kelly was born in Dallas, Texas, raised in Anadarko, Oklahoma, traveled some, and moved to California where he became involved in several areas of the entertainment and writing professions. As a performer, Chuck played trombone with Glenn Miller (under direction of Ray McKinley), Dizzy Gillespie, and many more.
Wendell Kelly - All Styles
Trombone - Composer - Arranger - Producer - Vocals - Clinician - Instructor, Los Angeles.
Roger Kendig - All Styles
USA - Long Beach, CA
Edwards B454 Gb.75 / Greg Black 2G
Trombone & Euphonium weekend warrior. Playing in several jazz bands, Community and Church Orch estras. Has performed with: LBCC Symphony Orchestra. The Moravian Trombone Choir, Bones West, Tuba Christmas, The United Way All American College Bugle Corps (Rose Parade) and The Cal. State Long Beach Trombone Ensemble.
John Kenny - Classical - John Kenny [bio at this site]
UK - Edinburgh, Scotland
John Kenny was born in 1957 in Birmingham. Internationally recognised for his interpretation of contemporary music, he also performs jazz and early music. As a composer, he is particularly active in collaborations with dance and theatre, and this love of theatre is often an important feature of his recital.
Bob 'Golden Bob' Kiewitt - Jazz Improv
Netherlands - Winkel, NH
CG Conn Connstellation / Bach 6 1/2 AL
Ward 'Walrath' Kimball - Swing 1914 - 2002
Ward Walrath Kimball (March 4, 1914 - July 8, 2002) was an Academy Award winning animator for the Walt Disney Studios. He was one of Walt Disney's team of animators known as Disney's Nine Old Men.
Will Kimball - All Styles - Will Kimball [bio at this site]
Will Kimball is Assistant Professor of Trombone at Brigham Young University. He has been a guest recitalist or clinician at many prestigious institutions, including Juilliard, Cincinnati Conservatory, Indiana University, University of North Texas, San Francisco Conservatory, Yale, Arizona State University, and many more.
Brett King - Latin - Brett King [bio at this site]
USA - Richmond, VA
King 2B / Parduba 3
Currently performing on the East Coast with Several Bands. Timbason, Cuban Salsa Band, Yo Mama's Brass Bass, New Orleans Cajun Brass Band, The Captones, Modern R&B and Jazz Band - Some of the artists that I have performed with are: Arturo Sandoval, Chuck Mangione, Stanley Jordan, Earl Klugh, John d'Earth, and many more.
Sharman King - All Styles
Canada - Vancouver, BC
Kanstul 1670 / Laskey 57D
B. Mus University of British Columbia (1970) Teachers include Jimmy Coombes, Ted Griffiths, Dick Erb and Arnold Jacobs. Taught at The University of Calgary (1972 - 1974) and The University of British Columbia (1974 - 1992) Bass trombonist, Edmonton Symphony (1972 - 1975) CBC Vancouver Orchestra (1973 - 1982).
Scott Kinmont - Classical
Australia - Sydney, New South Wales
Associate Principal Trombone, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Since his appointment to the Sydney Symphony at the age of 20, Scott Kinmont has achieved the unusual distinction of winning international solo competitions on both trombone and euphonium - in 1993 he won the United Musical Instruments Award.
Ron Kischuk - Swing
USA - Detroit, IL
Ron Kischuk is a career Detroit musician. He has performed with dozens of jazz legends including Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Branford Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Schuur, Rob McConnell, Joe Williams, Milt Jackson and many more. Ron has performed, recorded, and toured with a number of major stars, and has been a featured soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on 10 separate occasions. Ron has performed for both television and movies as well as on Grammy winning records. He has performed at several major jazz festivals across the United States, Canada and in Europe. Ron is a Yamaha clinician and performing artist, and is the leader of both the Masters of Music Big Band and the Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band. He has released nine CDs as the leader of various groups including three with the big band, four with the traditional jazz band, and two with jazz trombone groups. He has a new CD coming out this summer, and is recording another traditional jazz CD in April. Ron is the artistic director of the Toledo Jazz Orchestra. He is currently on the adjunct faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit, teaching both jazz & classical trombone, jazz trumpet and the Jazz Trombone Ensemble. He is the founder of the Masters of Music Teaching Studio, a music conservatory designed to develop the next generation of professional musicians. Ron has taught and developed more professional players than any other teacher on any instrument in Detroit.
Shawn Kissane - All Styles
UK - Welling, Kent
Yamaha 681B / Denis Wick 6BL
Took up the Trombone at the age of 12 at the Manor Secondary school in York. His first teacher was Arthur Lambeth MBE who had been World Champion Euphonium in the 1930's. He quickly joined a local brass band, The York Railway Institute Band who were a Championship section band at the time.
John Kitzman - Classical - John Kitzman [bio at this site]
USA - Dallas, TX
Bach 42B / Bach 5G
John Kitzman has performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1972. He graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in 1968 with a B.Mus. in Wind Instruments. There, as well as in high school, he studied with Glenn Smith. He played in the Michigan Band under William D. Revelli.
Han Kleemans - Swing - Han Kleemans [bio at this site]
Netherlands - Breda
King 3B / Bach 5
Played with The Frits Bauens Big Band, with Ed Neumeister, Toots Thielemans, Bob Mintzer, Georgie Fame, Lew Tabackin, Phil Wilson, Nick Brignola, Bart van Lier, Bert Joris, Frank Vaganee, Dee Daniels and many more. Many festivals such as Montreal (Canada) and in Europa.
Craig 'Sparky' Klein - Jazz Improv - Craig Klein [bio at this site]
USA - New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans-born Craig "Sparky" Klein received his first trombone at the age of six from his musician uncle, Gerry Dallmann. His formal musical training began in grade school, under the guidance of Papa Jac Assunto, founder of the Dukes of Dixieland. [ New Orleans Trombonisms ]
Edward Kleinhammer - Classical
USA - Chicago, IL
Edward Kleinhammer Biography from Arnold Jacobs: Song and Wind* Bass trombonist Edward Kleinhammer was born in Chicago in 1919, and at first played the violin. At age fourteen, in high school, he switched to the trombone. His teachers were CSO trombonists Edward Geffert and David Anderson.
Erich Kleinschuster - Jazz Improv
This documentation attempts to display the most important stages of Erich Keinschusters musical career as renowned Austrian Jazz trombone player, bandleader, composer, arranger and teacher.
Peter Kline - Classical
USA - Seguin, TX
Peter received his Bachelor's Degree in Music from the Eastman School of Music where he studied trombone with the legendary Emory Remington. While at Eastman, he was a member of the Eastman Wind Ensemble under Frederick Fennell when they recorded "Screamers" Circus Marches.
David Kline - Jazz Improv
USA - San Antonio, TX
David was born in the south Texas town of Kingsville on November 24, 1970. Only a couple of years later, he moved to San Antonio where his father began playing in the San Antonio Symphony.
Dennis Klophaus - Classical - Dennis Klophaus [bio at this site]
USA - Dallas, TX
Greenhoe Bach 42 / Monette TT5
Dennis Klophaus is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and holds a Master of Music Degree from Boston University. He studied trombone with Norman Bolter, Ron Barron, and Scott Hartman. He is an active free-lance trombonist and has performed with numerous regional orchestras.
Howard Knapp - All Styles
USA - St. Petersburg, FL
CG Conn 88HO / Schilke 50D custom
Graduated from University of South Florida 1981 with a BA degree in Music Education. Taught public school band for 6 years. Play as a freelance trombonist in and about the Tampa Bay area. Perform wiht the Sunshine City Band (professional band), Tampa Bay Sympnohy, Bone-a fide Brass ensemble.
Donald Knaub - All Styles
USA - TX
Donald Knaub was bass trombonist in the Rochester Philharmonic for 16 years and Professor of Trombone at Eastman School of Music from 1951 to 1977. Former Eastman faculty memberDonald Knaub (BM 51, MM 61) has retired from his position as professor of trombone at the University of Texas at Austin.
Jimmy Knepper - Jazz Improv 1927 - 2003
Knepper learned to play trombone as a small child, later studying intensively. In the early '40s he played in local dance bands, playing jazz with various small groups. From the late '40s and into the early '50s he played with numerous name bands, including those led by Freddie Slack, Roy Porter, and many more.
Bobby Knight - Swing
USA - Dallas, TX
Bobby worked with the Nat King Cole Band, Stan Kenton, Jack Nimitz, Bud Brisbois, Jim Amlotte, Marvin Holladay, Dalton Smith, Pete Chivily, Kent Larsen, Rolf Ericson, Mike Pacheco, Charlie Mariano, Jimmy Campbell, Bill Trujillo, Roger Middleton, Bill Mathieu, Archie LeCoQue and Bud Shank. and many more.
Darrell Knowles - Classical
USA - Oakesdale, WA
Olds Opera 1961
Darrell played with American West and Salt Lake Symphony, also the 23rd Army Band. Currently playing with the Basin Brass Quintet on a 1949 Olds Recording trombone and a 1962 Olds Opera trombone.
Jeffrey 'Jeff' Knutson - Classical
USA - Wahington DC, WA
Principal trombonist of the United States Navy Band. B.M., Eastman School of Music; M.M., Northwestern University. Studied with John Marcellus, Raymond Premru and Frank Crisafulli. Has appeared as soloist with the United States Navy Band, the Fairfax Symphony and the U.S. Army Band.
Daniel Kohut - All Styles
USA - Georgetown, KY
Daniel L. Kohut is an internationally known wind instrument pedagogue, author and transcriber of music for band and orchestra.
Jeremy Kolwinska - Classical
USA - Martin, TN
Assistant Professor of Music. This year (2005-2007), He is also serving as Interim Chair of the Department of Music. He teaches all the low brass instruments (trombone, euphonium, and tuba), and direct the Low Brass Ensemble.
James 'Jamie' Koon - Classical
USA - Tulsa, OK
Bach 42BO / Griego 4.5
James is presently associate principal trombone with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and professor of trombone at Oklahoma City University. James co mpleted his undergraduate at West Virginia University, and has completed masters work at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Tom Kordus - All Styles
USA - Chicago, IL
Tom Kordus received his Bachelors Degree in Trombone Performance from Northern Illinois University. His principal teachers have been Donald Haack (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra), James Mattern (Chicago Brass Quintet), and Frank Crisafulli (Chicago Symphony Orchestra).
Georgi Kornazov - Jazz Improv
Born in Sevlievo, Bulgaria in 1971, lives since 1995 in Paris. Studied at the "State Academy of Music" in Sofia and in the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique" in Paris. Played a.o. with: Quincy Jones, Albert Mangelsdorff, Kenny Wheeler.
Adam Kosberg - All Styles
USA - Southern Illinois
Adam Kosberg is a trombone player and composer from southern Illinois. He is a graduate of Collinsville High School, where he wrote and arranged for several ensembles. He has performed in such locations as San Antonio, Walt Disney World, The Edward Jones Dome, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Tom Koster - Classical - Tom Koster [bio at this site]
Netherlands - Eindhoven
Courtois 420 MBOST / Schilke 51C4
Studied in Tilburg with Henri Aarts (2002-2006). [Dutch} Tom Koster is op tienjarige leeftijd begonnen op bugel, en speelde bij de fanfare 'Euphonia' te Geldrop. In 1994 is hij overgeschakeld naar trombone en kreeg hierbij les van Peter de Hoop.
Svatopluk Kosvanec - Jazz Improv
Czech Republic - Usti nad Labem
Originally a violinist, he started learning trombone at the age of seventeen in Usti nad Labem in his father's band. In the fifties he studied Glen Miller's style of trombone playing and following his national service he returned to Ustí where he played practically in all of the big bands there.
Darren Kramer - Funk - Darren Kramer [bio at this site]
USA - Denver, Colorado
Edwards T302 Jazz Tbn. / Bach 7C
Darren Kramer is an Edwards Trombone Performing Artist and is in demand as a freelance trombonist, clinician, composer, arranger and producer throughout the United States. Kramer was raised in a musical family near beautiful Boulder, Colorado.
John Kricker - All Styles
USA - Miami, FL
John Kricker, tuba, bass trombone. John Kricker graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelors and Masters in Music. He has performed with everyone from Luciano Pavaroti, Placido Domingo, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Lou Rawls, Linda Ronstadt, Pia Zadora, Nell Carter, Natalie Cole, Burt Bacharach, and many more.
Michael Kris - All Styles
USA - Wake Forest, NC
Michael is currently the instructor of trombone and director of brass chamber music at the UNC-Chapel Hill. Mr. Kris also serves on the faculties of Duke University and regularly performs with the North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Ballet Orchestra, North Carolina Opera Orchestra, and many more.
Erling Kroner - Jazz Improv - 1943 - 2011
Denmark - Copenhagen
CG Conn 6H LW cutom '56 / Bach MtVernon 12c
Erling Kroner, born April 16, 1943 in Copenhagen, Denmark, started playing the trombone in 1959 with various Dixieland bands. Went to Germany 1961 with Danish Trad Band Dixieland Stompers and again 1962 playing with Jack Duff's Jazztet and Ken Sims' Vintage Jazzband.
Matthias Kruger - All Styles - Matthias Kruger [bio at this site]
Germany - Lemgo
Born (1963) and grown up in Bielefeld/Germany in a family, in which music played a central role. Early lessons on the instruments violoncello and trombone. Already in childhood member in various church brass choirs, orchestras, choirs. High School education with a main focus on music.
Jennifer 'Jen' Krupa - All Styles
USA - Washington DC, WA
California native Jen Krupa attended the University of North Florida to study with Rich Matteson, Bunky Green, and Jack Peterson and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Trombone Performance. After graduation she stayed in Florida to work for Universal Studios and Walt Disney World.
Selena Kuiper - All Styles
Netherlands - Garijp, Friesland
King 3B Sterling Bell / Bach 7C
As a child, Selena Kuiper started with classical trombone lessons. At the same time she played in a local Brass band. Thereafter she entered the Conservatory of Alkmaar, where she studied Jazz trombone with Lex van Wel. (Bachelor degree).
Ken Kunz - All Styles
USA - McKinney, TX
Olds P24G / Marcinkiewicz G. Roberts
A graduate of Eastern Illinois University and the University of North Texas, Ken performed with the UNT One O'Clock Lab Band, Symphonic Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. He has studied with Peter Vivona, Allan Horney, Lewis Van Haney, Edward Kleinhammer, Leon Brown, and Jeffrey Reynolds.
Kevin Kuptz - Jazz Improv
USA - Clinton Township, MI
Selmer Bolero / Denis Wick 4BS
Kevin first toured Europe on trombone with the Bicentennial group at the age of 13. As a multiinstrumentalist he performed on Trombone, saxophone and trumpet with many of the local Motown groups throughout his career, as well as today. Graduated from Wayne State University in 1983 with B.A.
Ohtae Kwon - Classical
Scott Kyle - Jazz Improv - Scott Kyle [bio at this site]
USA - Lake Powell, UT
After growing up in Southern California playing and recording with the likes of John Patitucci, Eric Marienthal and Tom Kubis, Scott delayed his arrival on the jazz scene for several years by moving to Lake Powell to pursue a lifestyle more focused on mountain biking, skiing and wakeboarding than music.