Nestor Zabala III - All Styles
USA - Miami, FL
Freelance Trombonist/Vocalist in Miami. All styles. Recording/Live/Private/Lessons.
Ed Zadrozny Professor of Trombone at The University of Akron and Principal
Trombone of the Akron Symphony Orchestra. BME , The Ohio State University;
M.M., The University of Illinois. Edwards former teachers include
Merritt Dittert, Ernest Miller, Allan Kofsky, Lewis VanHaney, Jack
O. Evans, to mention a few.
Philip Zahorsky - All Styles
USA - Menlo Park, CA
Philip Zahorsky currently performs professionally as bass trombonist with Symphony Silicon Valley, Ballet San Jose, Opera San Jose, and American Musical Theater. He teaches music full-time at Ohlone College and privately at his studio in Menlo Park, California. Mr. Zahorsky served as the bass-trombonist with the San Jose Symphony for thirty years under George Cleve, Leonid Grin, and many world-class guest conductors. He has performed several years as the first-call extra and substitute bass-trombonist with the San Francisco Symphony under Seiji Ozawa, Edo de Wart, Leonard Slatkin, Simon Rattle and a host of other major conductors. He recorded Pines of Rome with the San Francisco Symphony under Edo de Waart. Mr. Zahorsky has toured with the Broadway traveling companies of Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorusline and Camelot. He has performed professionally with the Woodminster, San Francisco Curran and Orpheum Theaters, San Jose American Musical Theater, and many New York visiting touring companies. He has performed with a long list of popular stars including, Bobby McFerrin, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, Mel Torme, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Vicky Carr, and Tony Bennett. Mr. Zahorsky has recorded professionally with the Dave Eshelman, Mike Vax, and Full Faith and Credit Big Bands. has recorded on a number of jazz recordings with several Big Bands. He can be heard playing bass trombone on most of the Dave Eshelman "Jazz Garden" albums, the "Mike Vax Orchestra", and the "Full Faith and Credit" big band directed by Rich Bice.
USA - Salt Lake City, UT
Larry Zalkind, Principal Trombone for the Utah Symphony, began his
trombone studies at the age of 8. His first choice had been the trumpet
after hearing Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.
- Jazz Improv
Zawadi had his first professional gig with Barry Harris and Sonny
Stitt in 1951 and worked at the famous Bluebird Inn on weekends for
awhile with Alvin Jackson, Milt Jackson's bassist brother. He came
to New York City in June, 1959 with Yusef Latief to record and work
a few gigs.
- Swing 1917 - 2000
Although he started learning the violin at the age of 4, Zentner switched
to trombone and won a college scholarship for his playing ability.
In the beginning, he was a classical musician, but he moved into more
commercial music after playing on a session with Andre Kostelanetz.
He joined Les Brown's big band in 1940, then moved on to work with
Harry James and Jimmy Dorsey. - He
settled in Los Angeles during the war to raise his family and worked
in the studio system. From 1949 to 1955, he was on the staff of MGM,
working on such films as "Singing in the Rain" and "A
Star is Born."
- All Styles
Washington DC, WA
Petty Officer Nathan M. Zgonc has a master's degree from the San Francisco
Conservatory and a bachelor's degree from Indiana University at Bloomington.
He attended The Manhattan School of Music and is currently working
on his doctorate at the University of Maryland.
Bass Trombonist, Russian National Orchestra - Dmitry Zheleznyov was
born in 1980. While he was still a student at the Gnesins' School
(studying under V. Pachkayev), he became a soloist in the All World
Children's Symphonic Orchestra, led by L. Nikolayev.
USA - New Haven, CT
Jerry Zigmont A devotee of the "gut-bucket" trombone style,
Jerry began studying music at the age of 12. During high school, he
performed in local marching bands, drum corps, jazz bands, classical
orchestras, and later earned degrees in Performance and Music Education.
USA - Philadelphia, PA
Larry Zimmerman is Principal Trombonist of the Duluth-Superior Symphony
Orchestra and the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. He is also a member
of the Chestnut Brass Company, a Grammy-winning brass quintet from
Philadelphia, and has toured and recorded extensively with that group.
USA - Austin, TX
Trombonist/Composer/Arranger - Randy Zimmerman began his professional
playing career as the lead trombonist with North Texas State University's
famous One O'Clock Lab Band. Randy then went on to perform with such
notable artists as: Tito Puente, La India, El Cano, Estermera, Tito
Allen, Eddie Santiago, to mention a few.
- All Styles
Canada - St. Catharines, Ontario
50B2GOH / Schilke 60
Started career on Tuba in the North Vancouver Youth Band at the age
of 8. Switched to Tenor trombone while in the Nigra Youth Orchestra
at 16. Went for the glory of the Bass Trombone sound one year later.
At age 20 went to McGill University for Music Performance. Studied
under Ted Griffiths, Peter Sulliv- an, and many others.
- Jazz Improv - Pepijn
Zoon [bio at this site]
Netherlands - Rotterdam, ZH
Tenor / Yamaha 48
Pepijn studied trombone in pre-education with Jilt Jansma, solo trombonist
of the Gelders Orchestra. Now he studies at the Rotterdam School of
Arts with Bart van Lier and Ilja Reijngoud. His technical teacher
there is Remko de Jager.
Russia - Moscow
Principal Trombonist, Russian National Orchestra.
Netherlands - The Hague, ZH
Albert Zuijderduin was born in Delft, Netherlands in a very active
musical family. After having played in the local band as well as the
National Youth Band he began his musical studies at the "Koninklijk
Conservatorium" in The Hague on tuba! The switch to trombone
was made within a very short time.
USA - New York, NY
Bret Zvacek, trombonist, composer, arranger and educator is Director
of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Music at The Crane School
of Music, Potsdam, New York, and has also served as an adjunct faculty
member of the Jazz Studies department at McGill University, Montreal.
Harm Zwamborn - Jazz Improv
Netherlands - Papendrecht
5B silver bell / Bach 1 1/2 G
- Jazz Improv
France - Paris
Mike Zwerin has worn two hats for almost 60 years. In 1948, at the
age of 18, he played trombone with Miles Daviss Birth
of the Cool at the Royal Roost club on Broadway.