Conrad Herwig began his professional career in 1980 with the Clark Terry Big Band and later joined the Buddy Rich Orch. for tours of the US and Europe. After locating permanently in New York he performed with Slide Hampton’s World of Trombones and Mario Bauza’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, as well as with the orchestras of Toshiko Akiyoshi, Mel Lewis, Bob Mintzer, Henry Threadgill, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, and Frank Sinatra. In a small group context he has performed and recorded with Red Garland, Dave Liebman’s Sextet, the Max Roach Sextet (Sacred Drums Concerts), Bob Stewart, Danilo Perez, David Sanchez and many others. His own groups have included Randy and Mike Brecker, Dave Liebman, Richie Beirach, Stefon Harris, Bill Charlap, Tim Hagans, Ron McClure, Rufus Reid, Jack DeJohnette, Adam Nussbaum, and Jeff “Tain” Watts.
Mr. Herwig is an alumnus of North Texas State University in Denton, Texas (where he performed in the One O’Clock Jazz Lab Band), Goddard College in Plainfield, VT , (Bachelor of Arts in Afro-Caribbean ethnomusicology), and Queens College, CUNY, (Master of Arts, Jazz Studies). Conrad has conducted masterclasses, seminars, and workshops at major universities and conservatories around the world including the Sibelius Academy, Finland; the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin; the University of Koln, Germany; Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; the University of Southern California and literally hundreds of others.