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 ...read more
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
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