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

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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.

From the show notes:

Andrew & Lance are joined by Joe Alessi, Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic, from Vail, Colorado where the orchestra was on tour.

Joe talks about his career as a teacher, soloist, and orchestral musician, including stops with the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York Philharmonic. He also touches on the the influence his parents, both professional musicians, had on him and which musicians inspire him to continue to improve.

He also has the best advice for Jens that we've heard to date!