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Brian Scarborough

Brian Scarborough is a top call trombonist, improviser, composer, and educator in the greater Kansas City area. As a musician, Brian is regularly booked as both a bandleader for his quintet and a sideman for many local and touring bands of various sizes, in jazz and other genres. Moreover, Brian is a veteran musician of musical theatre, having performed for more than 50 productions in the greater Kansas City area. Internationally, Brian has performed in the European circuit in jazz, classical, and chamber music idioms. Brian has received critical acclaim as a soloist from international competitions including the J.J. Johnson Jazz Trombone Competition, the ATW Jazz Trombone Competition, and the Gilberto Gagliardi Tenor Trombone Competition, amongst others. Brian maintains a studio of private students and is equally passionate about creating new and interesting educational resources, having published two books with more in the works. Additionally, Brian is regularly on faculty for various jazz camps and presents masterclasses widely. Brian is an endorsing artist for Kühnl & Hoyer Trombones and is an Outside in Music recording artist. Follow Brian online: www.brianscarboroughmusic.com / @brianscarboroughmusic


“Listening to trombonist Brian Scarborough, one is immediately struck by the confident facility with which he improvises and the elegance of his performances.” — CHICAGO JAZZ MAGAZINE “A very skilled and inventive trombonist.” — JAZZ VIEWS, UNITED KINGDOM “A talented composer and soloist from a city steeped in Jazz History” — WARTA JAZZ “Brian Scarborough has arrived . . . Scarborough possessed the assurance and advanced conception of a musician twice his age . . . [his] rapid evolution suggests that I’m likely to encounter a much different musician the next time I catch him

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Primary Instrument



Kansas City


Brian maintains a small studio of trombone and low brass students in Kansas City and is also available for online lessons. Education: Master of Music, Jazz Studies - DePaul University, 2015. Bachelor of Music, Trombone Performance - University of Kansas, 2013.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Brian is regularly on faculty for various jazz camps and presents masterclasses widely. Topics include trombone, freelancing, and jazz improvisation, among others.


Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Sunflower Song

Next Level


This One's for John

From: Sunflower Song
By Brian Scarborough


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