With expanded advertising and extended coverage to include all of Southern California, we are looking forward to a record-breaking event.
We have exciting day planned including jazz workshops, a master class, and chances to win great door prizes.
There will be an exhibit hall filled with trombones and trombone gear.
Schedule Subject to change
Mount San Antonio College (Mt. SAC),
Trombone Day Fees
Each Festival attendee will receive 5 tickets to be used for entry to the events throughout the day. These tickets will be put into a drawing pool for eligibility to win sweepstake prizes. Attendees must be present at the announcement of the prizes to be eligible to win them.
Featured Guest Artist: David Rejano
DAVID REJANO is the Principal Trombone of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra since 2016. Before that, he served as Principal Trombone with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Navarra from 2002 to 2007, Principal Trombone with the Orquestra del Gran Teatro del Liceo de Barcelona (Barcelona Opera House) from 2007 to 2010, and Principal Trombone with the Münchner Philharmoniker from 2010 to 2016.
He has also performed as a guest with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestre National de France, Seoul Philharmonic, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks or the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris.
Mr. Rejano is a Bach Performing Artist
Accompanist: Mitsuko Morikawa
MITSUKO MORIKAWA has been an active soloist, coach accompanist and chamber musician in United States as well as in Asia. She has collaborated with highly acclaimed musicians from a wide variety of genres spanning instrumental music, opera, musical theater and choral ensembles. Some of the artists that Ms. Morikawa has performed with include Julia Migenes, Rodney Gilfry, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Timothy Mussard, Michel Debost, James Walker, Denis Bouriakov, Leone Buyse, Carol Wincenc, Jean Ferrandis, Marianne Gedigian, Martin Chalifour, Roberto Cani, Megumi Kanda, Randy Hawes, and Timothy Higgins. Ms. Morikawa has also recorded music for the New World Records label and has been featured on radio programs such as KUSC, WCLV, Cleveland and NHK-FM, Japan.
Improvisation Workshops: Joey Sellers
JOEY SELLERS was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1962, He is recipient of the Gil Evans Fellowship In Jazz Composition, the Sammy Nestico Award, and the Julius Hemphill Award. An accomplished composer in both jazz and classical idioms, Sellers has written for Doc Severinsen, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, symphony orchestras in Tulsa, Long Beach and San Antonio and several works commissioned by the St. Louis Brass. Warner Brothers, Advance Music, and Hal Leonard have published his music and transcriptions. He has received grants from the American Music Center, Meet the Composer, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sellers attended Arizona State University where he studied trombone with Gail Wilson and improvisation with Chuck Marohnic. In 1980, he formed the Tempe Jazz Workshop, an 11-piece ensemble to perform his original music.
Sellers moved to Los Angeles in 1985, where he performed actively on piano and trombone. The 11-piece ensemble manifested itself there as the Jazz Aggregation, and that ensemble's recordings and performances garnered critical praise. The Los Angeles Times says of the ensemble, "[Joey Sellers'] Jazz Aggregation is one of the most exciting new surprises of the decade." The Penguin Guide to Jazz states of the Aggregation's 9Winds release Pastels, Ashes "Sellers blends structure and surprise with a deftness that should leave other arrangers genuflecting." In Los Angeles, Sellers played and recorded with the Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble, Joe LaBarbara, Bruce Fowler, Allen Vizzutti and Bobby Shew. He studied improvisation with Warne Marsh, and jazz composition with Bill Holman. During this period, Sellers also served as music director, trombonist and pianist for the Side Street Strutters, reworking and adapting the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Fletcher Henderson and other seminal jazz figures for that ensemble's six recordings for StopTime Records.
Moving to New York in 1996 to pursue more intense musical endeavors, Sellers played and recorded with Conrad Herwig, Dave Liebman, Toshiko Akiyoshi's Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin, Kenny Wheeler Large Ensemble, Satoko Fujii Orchestra, Mike Formanek and Tony Malaby, among others. The New York incarnation of the Jazz Aggregation was well received, with the New York Times commenting, "Sellers is one of few composers whose ideas actually press into new shapes; it's not just a half dozen soloists coloring a big band core." The Village Voicestates simply, "There's little typical about his pen."
A short list of Sellers' commissions includes: "Three Fantasies for Steelpan and Orchestra" for Liam Teague, "Concerto for Jazz Piano and Orchestra" for Chuck Marohnic, Odd Children: Piece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble for Robert Chappell,"Three Essays/Four Saxophones" for the Northern Illinois University Saxophone Quartet, "Aperitif, Tale, Digression and Entrée for Tuba and Clarinet" for Sam Pilafian and Robert Spring, Requiems for Wayne Bergeron, and "Miss Rogers' Boots" for the Airmen of Note.
Sellers was assistant professor of music at Northern Illinois University; he is currently Director of Jazz Studies at Saddleback College. He lives in Mission Viejo, California with his wife, clarinetist Susan Sellers, and their children, Corissa and Benjamin.
High School Quartet Competition
One of the highlights of Trombone Day this year is the high school trombone quartet contest. Quartets will compete in a “Trombone Idol” style venue to be judged by a panel of professional trombonists and educators. All quartet members must be high school students participating in their school’s music program.
The contest will consist of an onstage performance of two pieces. The music for the competition will have one required piece, "Prelude from Te Deum", and one piece of their choice that is approximately three minutes in length. The panel will comment on the performance of each quartet and eventually choose a winner from each division.
The quartet contest winner will receive a $200.00 prize to be allocated to their school’s music department. The prize for 2nd place will be $100.00. All participants will receive free admission to Trombone Day.
To sign up for the quartet competition, please email Len Wicks at email@example.com
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1 Yamaha Silent Practice system
2 2 Kanstul design mouthpieces
Trombone Ensemble Pieces
1 $100.00 gift card
1 $100.00 gift card
1 Hercules Trombone Stand
5 CD's: David Rejano
4 CD's: Joey Sellers
4 WoodwindBrasswind gift certificates:
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For more info regarding Trombone Day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trombone Day is co-sponsored by Mount San Antonio College