International Trombone Festival
June 27—29, 2013
Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
The 2013 International Trombone Festival will be hosted by Brad Palmer at Columbus State University from June 26—29. This year’s artists will include Zach Bond, Wycliffe Gordon, Alex Iles, Megumi Kanda, Jay Evans, Denson Paul Pollard, Michael Massong, James Markey, Charles Vernon, Fred Wesley and Colin Williams. Please visit www.itf2013.org for more information.
Our friends Doug Elliott and Irv Karan will be displaying the prestigious Schagerl trombones at this years ITF conference. Please stop by their exhibition and check out the latest instruments from master craftsman Karl Schagerl.
Doug Elliott is a professional tenor and alto trombonist, brass teacher, clinician, and mouthpiece maker. A native of Silver Spring, Maryland, Doug was solo jazz trombonist with the USAF Airmen of Note from 1989 to 1996. He has recorded with the Bill Potts Big Band, the Bruce Gates Big Band, and the Airmen of Note, among others. He is currently playing lead trombone with the Artie Shaw Orchestra, and sometimes bass trombone with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, as well as free-lancing in the Washington, DC area.
In 1981 Doug Elliott established his mouthpiece shop. Since then he has continued to develop and refine his designs to meet the exacting needs of professional players in many different settings. All mouthpiece components are precision hand-crafted in his shop, ensuring the highest standard of quality.
Trombonist Irvin Karan is an active NYC freelancer. Working with noted artists such as Aretha Franklin, Bob McGrath of “Sesame Street” and appearances on Broadway, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, the Blue Note, Avery Fisher and Merkin Concert Hall.
Over the past few years, Irvin has established SlideBone.com, a premier source for the very finest in musical instruments and accessories from all over the world. Visit SlideBone on the web at www.slidebone.com.