Linda L Landis
Linda is a professional trombonist/vocalist/educator
Lead trombonist of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Artists with whom worked: DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Diana Ross, Temptations, Harry James Orchestra, Guy Lombardo Orchestra, New Remnants Orchestra, Dayton Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Central Big Band, Maureen McGovern, Carmen Bradford, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, New York Voices, Maurice Hines, David Benoit, Patty Austin, Sheena Easton, Steve Turre, Al Vizzutti, Claudio Roditi, and so many others.
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because it is so liberating. I can express myself my way. Hopefully it will inspire others and bring joy to their lives as it does to mine. I was first aware of being exposed to jazz at the age of 15 when I was playing "drop the needle" on my mom's 78 RPM record player. After I dropped the needle on Tommy Dorsey's "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," that was it for me. I played along with that record until I could play every note just like he did. That sweet style is how I've wanted to play ever since. After that, I played along with everything, emulating the style of every artist I listened to. My jazz education started with that record player. We didn't have a jazz program at my high school. Little did I know where it would later take me.
- John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman