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Josh Brown: Songbook Trio

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Trombonist Josh Brown was raised in Burlington, Ontario. His mother was a music teacher and his father was an avid jazz fan. It is no surprise that Brown grew up playing in school and city bands, eventually winning local and national competitions and eventually attended Humber College in Toronto, where he studied music. Brown also went on to attend the prestigious Banff School of Fine Arts, and Thelonious Monk Jazz Aspen Snowmass. Making the move to New York in the early 2000's, Brown quickly began establishing himself as an up and coming jazz trombonist and cutting his teeth on the ...

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Take Five With Josh Brown

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Meet Josh Brown:Josh made the move to New York in the early 2000s. He quickly began establishing his name as an up-and-coming jazz trombonist, studying with jazz greats Slide Hampton, Steve Davis, and Barry Harris by day, while cutting his teeth on the local scene at night. Aside from his work as a leader, notable credits vary far and wide, from small group work with renowned jazzmen Grant Stewart, Frank Basile and Ehud Asherie, to large groups such as Darcy James Argue's Secret Society and the Smalls Big Band. He has also performed alongside living legends, including a ...

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Josh Brown: The Education Of A Jazz Trombonist

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For many school children, education begins by learning the “three R's": Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rithmatic. For young Canadian (now New York--based) trombone player Josh Brown, his music education (some of it within school walls--most of it outside of them) began by learning--and living--the “three P's": Practice, Pride and Passion. Brown has a lot to say on these topics.PracticeThe accomplishments listed in the bio section of Brown's website are ample testimony as to what practice means to him. “I've always thought of the trombone, or any brass instrument for that matter, as a high maintenance girlfriend. If ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joshua Brown: The Feeling of Jazz

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New York trombonist Joshua Brown makes a clear statement of his musicality on the down-to-earth The Feeling of Jazz. With numerous accolades, grants, television gigs, and performances in and out of jazz, he brings a lot to the table, along with a bold sound and clear chops. His debut is a quartet effort covering nine selections, the majority of which are covers of standards. This would sound like a safe bet for a debut and primarily it is; but the results are fresh and reminiscent of a time when the music was simply for the enjoyment of a band and ...



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