Jazz Trombone Ensemble

Jazz Trombone Ensemble wins National Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition

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For the fourth time, the U of I Jazz Trombone Ensemble has won the prestigious National Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition, sponsored annually by the US Army Band (Pershing’s Own).

They will travel to perform at the 2018 American Trombone Workshop in March.

The U of I Jazz Trombone Ensemble, under the direction of Prof. Jim Pugh, has previously won this competition in 2012, 2014 and 2017. They have also won the International Trombone Association’s Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition twice (2012 and 2017). Presently, they are the most consistently honored and decorated group of this kind in the world.

The U of I Jazz Division is very proud of the success this ensemble has enjoyed, and of the playing and composition/arranging talents of its members, present and past.

The American Trombone Workshop performance will occur at 5pm (CST) on Friday, March 9, 2018 and will be live streamed on the US Army Band’s YouTube channel.

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