TBJ73: Weston Sprott

TBJ73: Weston Sprott

This was one of my favorite episodes we've ever done of The Brass Junkies. Weston Sprott, Acting Principal Trombone of the Metropolitan Opera, is as thoughtful a human being as you will ever find. We talked about his incredible career and also went into the diversity issues still facing the industry today. A lot of food for thought.

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TBJ72: Michael Clayville

TBJ72: Michael Clayville

Michael is a founding member of Alarm Will Sound, a group that has been awarded the ASCAP Concert Music Award for “the virtuosity, passion and commitment with which they perform and champion the repertory for the 21st century” and which has been called the “future of classical music” by the New York Times. In addition to being its trombonist, Michael is also the Director of Marketing for Alarm Will Sound.

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TBJ69: Brian Hecht

TBJ69: Brian Hecht

My good friend Brian Hecht, bass trombonist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, joined us on The Brass Junkies to talk about the incredible career he has had. This dude has played with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and over a dozen other major symphony orchestras. And he's only 32 which is insane.

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TBJ12: Joe Alessi, Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic

TBJ12: Joe Alessi, Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic

What is there left to say about Joe Alessi? Many consider him the greatest trombone player in the world. He is the Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic and also solos all over the world. He also finds time to teach at Juilliard. He is a generational talent.

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