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Grzegorz Nagorski - All Styles
Grzegorz Nagorski began studying music at the age of eleven, playing tuba, and bass guitar. He studied trombone at the Secondary Music School in Gdansk. He made his professional debut with the Jan "Ptaszyn" Wróblewski group in 1982. In 1983, he was distinguished in the National Competition of Jazz Improvisation in his home country. The same year he began studying at the Academy of Music in Katowice. In 1987, Grzegorz received his Bachelor's Degree of the above mentioned Academy. During this period he performed with the jazz-funk group "Young Power" in Stockholm, Sweden, Norway, Germany and recorded two albums with that ensemble.

Eijiro Nakagawa - All Styles
Eijiro Nakagawa [bio at this site]
Japan
YAMAHA YSL-895EN / Monette
Eijiro Nakagawa is one of Japan’s busiest trombonists. He can be found anywhere from Tokyo’s recording studios to leading his quartet in one of Tokyo’s jazz clubs to being the featured soloist in front of a large symphony orchestra or being across the world with his co-led jazz quintet, E’nJ. Eijiro has also recorded and produced his own albums, which have included artists such as Nicholas Payton and the Brecker Brothers. Eijiro is also a busy composer, having been recently commissioned to write himself a trombone concerto.

Jacek 'Jacc' Namyslowski - Jazz Improv - Jacek Namyslowski [bio at this site]
Poland - Warsaw
King 605 / Bach NY 12C
Jacek Namyslowski was born in 27.02.1982 in Warsaw, Poland. He started to study the trombone when he was 15. In 2005 he graduated at the Jazz Department of the Katowice Music Academy. His first band, Jacek Namyslowski Quintet won the "Polish Young Jazz & Blues Combos Competition in year 2000.

Joe 'Tricky Sam' Nanton - Swing 1904 - 1946
USA
On February 1, 1904, Joe Nanton, a very unique trombonist was born. His professional career as a trombonist began in Washington with pianist Cliff Jackson. From 1923 to 1924 he worked with Frazier's Harmony Five.

Rajendra 'Jendy' Narula - All Styles
UK - Coventry, West Midlands
Holton TR181 / Denis Wick 4AL
Studied Euphonium and Trombone under Bill Richardson, and Composition under Johnny Mayer then went onto to study Trombone at the Conservatorio Di Musica (Benedetto Marcello) in Venice in Italy, under Maestro Sebastiano Nicolosi.
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Dick Nash - Swing
USA - Los Angeles, CA
Dick Nash started playing a brass instrument at the age of 10. After his parents died while Dick was still a young child he went to a boarding school and it was there were he came in contact with brass playing.

Juan Navarro - All Styles - Juan Navarro [bio at this site]
USA - Minneapolis, MN
CG Conn 8H Artist Symp / Schilke 50
Juan is currently playing with the 3 time Grammy Award winning group: The Sounds of Blackness.


John Nave - All Styles - Juan Nava [bio at this site]
USA - Washington DC, WA
Bach 50 BGL / Doug Elliott 114L
Bacelor of Science Music Theory/Composition - Student of Henry J. (Hank) Levy - Towson State University; Master of Arts Psychology - Towson University Bass Trombonist, Towson State University Jazz Ensemble - Hank Levy Director Bass Trombone studues with John Melick, Ed Goldstein, and many more.


Viatcheslav Nazarov - Jazz Improv 1952 - 1996
Russia
A Russian born American musician who died in a car accident on January 2, 1996 near Denver, Colorado. He left us forever at age of 43. Hundreds of his friends in Russia, USA and other countries cannot forget this great man ever met him.

Niels Neergaard - Jazz Improv - Niels Neergaard [bio at this site]
Denmark - Copenhagen
Bach LT12 / Bach 12C
Studied trombone with a.o. Phil Wilson at Berklee College of Music. Performed with Thad Jones, Ecclipse, Neergaard-Bissoli Quintet, New Jungle Orchestra a.m.o. W orked clubs, festivals, radio- and TV shows.. Recordings with Eddie Bert, Thad Jones's Ecclipse and Neergaard-Bissoli Quintet.

Matthew 'Matt' Neff - Classical
USA - Wahington DC, WA
BM Penn State. MM Catholic University. Studied with Mark Lusk, Matt Guilford. Soloist with Navy Band. Bass trombonist with Navy Band Brass Quintet. Trombone Professor at George Mason University.

Tiago 'Reis' Negao - All Styles
Brazil - Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
Weril gg81 / Denis Wick 5l
Atualmente toco trombone na banda Municipal de Triunfo e na BigBand de Monten egro. Comecei tocando trombone de válvula com uns 15 anos dois depois passei para o de vara. Aprendi trombone com o regente da banda Paulo Charão.

Leonard Neidhold - All Styles
USA - Reno, NV
Bach 42GC / Denis Wick 5AL
Recently appointed Principal Trombone with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra after serving as 2nd Trombone for 14 years. Currently serving as Principal Trombone with the Reno Chamber Orchestra. Freelance trombonist in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area including showroom work, casuals, Broadway touring companies, and many more


Jeffrey Nelson - All Styles
USA - New York, NY
Jeff Nelson graduated from the Fredonia School of Music, State University of New York in 1985. He has since become one of New York’s leading bass trombonists playing with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and on Broadway where he was a member of the four TONY Award winning shows: ‘Sunset Boulevard’.

Michael Nelson - All Styles
USA - Minneapolis, MN
Michael B. Nelson has distinguished himself as leader, arranger and trombonist for the Hornheads, the a capella jazz horn group. In addition to receiving the McKnight Composers Fellowship in 1996, he has composed and arranged for Prince and many international artists and has toured world wide.

Louis Nelson - Swing 1902 - 1990
USA
Although a hero to many followers of the New Orleans revival movement, Louis Nelson was an erratic trombonist, capable of playing with great warmth and then slipping way out of tune during his next chorus! To his fans he could do no wrong while detractors saw little value in his playing.

Ira Nepus - Jazz Improv
USA - Los Angeles, CA
Ira has performed with Benny Carter, Gerald Wilson, Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Bob Crosby, World's Greatest Jazz Band, Harry James, Herbie Hancock, Frank Sinatra, George Benson, Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Phil Woods, Tom Scott, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis and many more

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Sammy Nestico - Swing
USA - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
At the age of 17, Sammy Nestico became the staff arranger for ABC radio station, WCAE, Pittsburgh, Pa. He received his B.S. degree in music education from Duquesne University, and has thrice been honored by the school with an honorary Doctor of Music degree, the Distinguished Alumni award.
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Ron Nethercutt - All Styles - Ron Nethercutt [bio at this site]
Angles City, Philippines
Yamaha 697 Z / Bach 6 1/2 AL Megatone
The career of Ron Nethercutt has encompassed many areas including a performer, arranger, conductor, music researcher, music educator, and broadcast manager. BMEd and MMed. He was a Military bandsman and HS band director before a career at SLU in Louisiana, where he began the Bill Evans Archives while directing jazz studies programs. Ron is now retired in the Philippines, but continues to do clinics there, Taiwan, the US, and Canada.

Jurgen Neudert - All Styles - Jurgen Neudert [bio at this site]
Germany - Nurnberg, Bavarian
Jürgen Neudert wurde 1970 in Erlangen geboren. Schon im Alter von 5 Jahren begann er erste Erfahrungen auf seinem Instrument zu sammeln. Den Unterricht erhielt er zu dieser Zeit von seinem Vater, der ebenfalls Posaunist ist.

Ed Neumeister - Jazz Improv - Ed Neumeister [bio at this site]
Austria - Vienna
King 3B Silver Sonic
Composer/Conductor/Trombonist, Ed Neumeister has been composing and leading his quart et since 1978. The current Ed Neumeister quartet has been together more than 5 years. As a composer he has received commissions from all over the world, including: The Metropole Radio Orchestra in the Netherlands.


Leon Ni - Classical
Luxembourg - Luxembourg
Michael Rath R4 / Bach 5G
Leon Ni is the solo trombonist of L'Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembou rg, a position he has held since 2004. Previously, he was the Section Principal trombonist of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera in Glasgow, UK and the second trombonist of the Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Portugal.

Keith Nichols - Swing
UK - Ilford, Essex
Keith Nichols is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on Classic Jazz and Ragtime, specializing in all older jazz piano styles, including Scott Joplin, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller and Duke Ellington. Born in 1945, Keith took his first music lessons at five, both on piano and accordion.

Ed Nicholson - Classical - Ed Nicholsen [bio at this site]
USA - Atlanta, GA
Edwards Alto / Denis Wick 9BS
Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance from University of North Texas. Atlanta Opera, since 1988; Atlanta Symphony, Acting Principal trombone 2001-2002 & 1998-1999; Interim Principal Trombone, 1997-1998 Chattanooga Symphony, Acting Principal Trombone, 1996-1997 Macon Symphony, Bass Trombone, 1991-1998 Ft.

Matthew Niess - All Styles - Matt Niess [bio at this site]
USA - Wahington DC, WA
Bach 6
Matt Niess is currently the lead trombonist and Senior Producer with the U.S. Army Blues jazz ensemble in Washington, D.C., where he is also the Jazz Coordinator and Co-chairman of the Eastern Trombone Workshop. He has been on the jazz faculty of both Shenandoah and Mason Universities.

Mark Nightingale - Jazz Improv
UK - London
Michael Rath
Mark Nightingale started playing trombone at the age of nine. At 15 he won the Don Lusher Award in the BBC Rehearsal Band Competition and became lead trombone with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra a year later. During six years with NYJO he also graduated from Trinity College of Music.

Terry Nigrelli
- Jazz/Classical/Jewish
United States - New York
Yamaha 691/Bach 7C
Director of Cultural Arts - Bay Shore Schools, Bay Shore, NY
Terry is assistant conductor of the Bay Shore Community Band and a member of the Leon Petruzzi Jazz Orchestra. Terry attended Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School. - Primary teachers: John Swallow, Ed Herman, Per Brevig, Dennis Wilson - Primary influences: J.J. Johnson, Slide Hampton, Robin Eubanks, Carl Fontana, Bill Watrous.

Nico Nijholt - Jazz Improv
Netherlands - Rotterdam
Nico studied both classical and jazz music at the Rotterdam Conservatorium. He was a finalist in the “Skene Aberdeen Festival Award” in Scotland , won 3rd prise in the national competition “Young Music Talent The Netherlands” in Den Haag. As classical trombonist he has worked under James Conlon.

Vincent Nilsson - Jazz Improv
Denmark - Frederiksberg
Born 1951 close to Jönköping, Småland, Sweden. Later the family moves to the northern part of Skåne, southern Sweden. Starts playing euphonium in a church youth band 1961 and switches to trombone 1967. Moves to Copenhagen 1970 starting studies of classical trombone at the Royal Danish Conservatory.

Nadav Nirenberg - Funk
Canada -Montreal, Quebec
For about the past 4 years he has been playing trombone professionally, playing Jazz, Funk, Latin, Blues, Rock, Afrobeat, Gypsy Jazz (a la Django), Big Band, and some Classical music. He grew up in the NYC public school system, where he learned to play the trombone and euphonium in the concert band.

Aline Nistad - Classical - Aline Nistad [bio at this site]
Norway
Greenhoe tenor
Principal Trombone, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Norway.


Mike Nixon - Classical
South Africa - Cape Town
CG Conn 88H / Denis Wick 5B
Jonny Cooper Orchestra, JazzAttak, Cape Town, South Africa - After 18 years of sub-principal tbn in Durban & Capetown orchestras, Mike switched in 1991 to a post as Senior Systems Analyst for a large Pathology practice, where he does things with Delphi. Now plays in various bands in & around Capetown.

Caio Nocko - Classical
Brazil - Curitiba, Parana
Bach 42 / Bach 5GS
Caio Nocko was born in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, in 1980. He learned trombone in a school band, in 1996, with Rodrigo Faria. He is graduated musical educator for the School of Music and Beautiful Arts of the Paraná (2003) and researcher (student) of the program of post-graduation in music (master's degree).

Abe Albert Nole - Swing 1921 - 1985
USA
Abe Albert Nole was one of Las Vegas' finsest trombonists. His Career as a professional trombonist included such road bands as Red Norvo, Mildred Baily, Ina Rae Hutton, and the great Spike Jones. In the 1960's Abe formed a trombone sextet with a rhythm section and frequently wrote charts for it.

Stephen Norrell
- Classical
USA - Manhattan, NY
Yamaha
Mr. Norrell holds B.M. and M.M. degrees from The Juilliard School. He has been bass trombonist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1981 and is a five-time Grammy winner with that organization. Steve has participated in more than thirty Live from Lincoln Center Metropolitan Opera telecasts.
Steven R. Norsworthy
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Classical - Steven R. Norsworthy [bio at this site]
As a trombonist, Steven held orchestral positions with the Florida Orchestra, the New Hampshire Symphony, the Pennsylvania Symphonia, the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, and the Allentown Symphony. In 1980, he was admitted into the Doctoral music program at Northwestern University to study trombone with the late Frank Crisafulli, but instead choose to pursue a full-time career in engineering, however, he continued active as a free-lance trombonist and conductor.

Frank North - All Styles
USA - Haskins, OH
King 3B / Bach N.Y 12-C
Studied with David Glasmire in High School and Bowling Green State Unniversity. Started playing shows in Toledo about age 16.. Centered in Traverse City area and worked with teritorial bands, including The Dave Sporny Big Band from Interlochen and the Reef Petroleum Big Band directed by Chris Bickley.

James 'Jim' Nova - All Styles
USA - Boston, MA
Shires L. Bore Tnr / Greg Black custom
Jim began playing the trombone at age 9 in his home state of Connecticut. As a child he received his early musical exposure and training from his loving father, Anesti Nova. It was these seeds of love of the musical arts that would later flourish in his adult life.

Andrew Novosedliak - All Styles
USA - Hanover, PA
Yamaha ysl-684 / Yamaha 48D
Director of Bands and Orchestras, Hanover Public SD Elementary Schools, Hanover, PA

Paul Nowell - Jazz Improv - Paul Nowell [bio at this site]
Paul Nowell, also known as “Paul The Trombonist,” is a Los Angeles based music producer/songwriter/DJ/performer/educator/film maker and acclaimed trombonist. He has performed privately in front of celebrities including: Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Sean Penn, Charlize Theron, Robert Pattinson, Zac Efron, Bill Maher and Ryan Seacrest to name a few. His videos of originally produced content have received tens of millions of views.

Mark Nowitzky - All Styles
USA - Northridge, CA
Bach tnr F trigger / Bach Dunno
Currently plays in the Dirk Fischer Big Band and the Valley Symphony Orchestra. On a related note, he is interested in Just Intonation and other Alternate Tunings.

Guillaume Nuss
- Jazz Improv - Guillaume Nuss [bio at this site]
France - Strasbourg
Amrein Tnr 6 I / Slokar
Guillaume est né le 23 Décembre 1984 à Strasbourg. Malgré son goût prononcé pour le piano et cela dès son 6ème anniversaire, il est pousévers le trombone par son père, qui lui destine une brillante carrière de musicien dans l'harmonie de Geispolsheim (67118).

Ludwig Nuß - Jazz Improv - Ludwig Nuß [bio at this site]
Germany - Cologne
After his studies at the Cologne Music Conservatory, he worked as a freelance trombonist and studio musician. Ludwig can be heard on countless recordings as a sideman and on four of his own CDs as leader. He joined the WDR Big Band Cologne in 1996.

Terry Nygaard - Jazz Improv
Norway - Oslo
Terry spent altogether more than 10 years in the US, and worked with names like Carla Bley, Danilo Perez, and Mathias Eick, and many others (here Ieaving out many, because of the nature/shortness of engagement, and respect for the artists involved); Norway never proving fertile ground: still the "Jazz Nomad" (but things might change)..

Claus Nymark - Jazz Improv
Portugal - Lisbon
Studied with Carsten Svanberg, and his having his own big band in Portugal.


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