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Kenneth Thompkins, Trombonist’s Trombonist

When a young trombonist, (who looked a little bit like Harry Potter behind his thick glasses), asked me who the tenor trombone soloists of the “Chicago School” of trombone playing were, it gave me pause. Charlie Vernon springs to mind … Continue reading

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DUO BRUBECK, LIVE IN CONCERT, SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2017 AT 4:00 pm CHRIST CHURCH FT. LAUDERDALE

Miami’s Own Duo Brubeck, Live in concert at Christ United Methodist Church Sunday, November 5th 2017 4:00 pm (4845 n.e. 25th ave. | fort lauderdale, fl 33308 ) Suggested donation, $5 adults, $3 seniors-Children are free! DUO BRUBECK, featuring Mitch … Continue reading

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Matthew Guilford & The Road Less Traveled to Washington DC

A life of keen observation and experience may lead to wisdom, take Matthew Guilford. Orchestral aplomb and soloist expertise yield to teamwork and heart-felt finesse. As others seek to deepen existing trails of chamber music, Guilford emerges with a powerhouse … Continue reading

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Chester Schmitz!

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 More than any other single human-being, tubist Chester Schmitz … Continue reading

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Wes Mayhew and Stereogram No. 12, Spain

What a privilege to hear Ben van Dijk, Garth Simmons, Josh Hauser and James Markey record Stereograms. Hope you find this recent recording of No. 12 by Wes Mayhew and enjoyable as I have. Congratulations, Wes, and thanks!

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We Need A Woman for Solo Trombone!

In God’s Eyes, by Abbie Conant In God’s eyes I see my body Running wild into the sea In God’s eyes I see a river Sparkling dark over the rocks In God’s eyes I see a spring Erupting sweet from … Continue reading

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Treble/Bass Concert Duos! Top Parts in BOTH Bb AND C!

Have you ever had a chamber music gig, and SOMEONE was running a bit late? Ever wanted to play chamber music, but just couldn’t quite seem to schedule 4 or 5 people at the same time? Or have you ever … Continue reading

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Natalie Mannix-Never Shaken; Always Stirring….

It might seem an impossible mission for some; patch the hole left by the departure of Vern and Jan Kagarice at UNT. Call in Navy specialist Natalie Mannix, recruited from Juilliard by way of Michigan, and your problem is well … Continue reading

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Just Another Day At Work In Los Angeles with Beast Trombonist Bob Sanders

The heroes on the screen are telling the story with images while the heroes behind the screen tell it with sound. If you’ve been to the movies more than once, you just may have heard Bob Sanders play..Avatar, X-men, Planet … Continue reading

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DUO BRUBECK at The 2017 International Trombone Festival, Part 1

Thanks to Steve Wolfinbarger and Andrew Glendenning, we were honored to be invited to the perform at the 2017 International Trombone Festival to present Duo Brubeck featuring Lindsay Blair. What a privilege to see and make so many friends. Apart … Continue reading

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Play a Children’s Concert With Just Your Instrument & Guitar? Yes You Can!

What if Bob Marley Recorded “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”? It might sound a little like this…. Purchase this and many other similar arrangements for solo bass trombone here: https://cherryclassics.com/products/2629 Just add guitar…AND guitarist….(OK, OK, a super-talented guitarist…) DUO BRUBECK featuring … Continue reading

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Buenas Dias, from Randy Campora on the road to Baltimore!

“Seven Positions” tm is delighted to bring to the fore Randy Campora: a thinking man, fully human, and exceptionally musical. From the storied bass trombone chair of the Baltimore Symphony, to a brimming infusion of brass masters past and present, … Continue reading

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