Welcome to Jen’s 2020 Holiday Shopping Guide
The first section is for those looking to buy gifts, the second is for those looking to donate to worthy causes.
REJANO PRACTICE MUTES
The newest mute to hit the market and receiving RAVE reviews, the Rejano practice mutes are made by David Rejano, principal trombonist of the LA Phil. They solve the problems that other practice mutes have – heavy weight, unstable pitch, excessive resistance or a not-quiet-enough sound. These are 3D printed and made with the player in mind. All they care about is the player being able of having a great practice time experience, regardless if they are playing on a Practice Mute. I ordered mine – not a sponsor! And if you use the code INTUNE, you get David Rejano’s new CD FREE! CLICK HERE TO ORDER
(I’m an endorser – use my link so they know I sent you!)
I’m not playing a lot of gigs these days but I decided to go back to school so I am practicing a lot. That means the chops can get beat up. I like to use this after I practice heavily. I’m fresh as a daisy the next day! Think of it as an ice bath for your lips! AND THEY ARE OFFEREING BOGO! Buy one product, any product, get the same product FREE. Buy three, get three free!! Treat yo face! CLICK HERE TO ORDER
If you or someone you know plays the trombone a lot, chances are that they need one of these. The Sheridan Get-A-Grip will help with all the left-hand troubles we trombonists have from hours of holding our instruments. It is especially helpful for heavier bass trombones. No scratching or screws to hurt your trombone. They just slip on and off. They are aluminum, with thicker foam cushioning and are each covered with hand-sewn deerskin. Not a sponsor, just a fan! Click here to purchase $55
A special tool for short-armed and younger trombone players, Extendabone is the creation of my friend Nikki Abissi. Extendabone is a slide extension handle. It’s simple and ergonomic design let everyone play trombone! Click here if you’d like to see how it works. They also have NIFTY Holiday long sleeved T-Shirts! Shop | Extendabone
MARCUS BONNA CASES
If you really want to splurge, check out JLandress Brass‘s sale on Marcus Bonna cases. These are the gold standard of gig bags in my opinion and I have never seen them priced so low. Limited quantities so if you don’t see what you like, please let them know! Shop JLandress Brass!
I’m sure you’re saying to yourself, “Self, where can I get some super spiffy Bonegasm swag?” Look no further! We have t-shirts, hoodies, water bottles and coffee mugs for purchase on Society6. They keep most of the money in exchange for me not having to order a ton of product but I do get a tiny percentage of any sales. Check out the Merch by CLICKING HERE!
If you want something I don’t have, email me!
The Local 802 Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) provides critical assistance to hundreds of musicians in times of crisis a year. Since 1967, the ERF has been the place professional musicians can turn to for help in emergency situations. Our members have been DEVASTATED by the pandemic. Please help them here.
The Actor’s Fund COVID-19 Emergency Relief
Since March 18, 2020, The Actors Fund has distributed more than $16 million in emergency financial assistance to 13,838 people in our industry. This money is helping people cover basic living expenses, such as food, essential medications, utilities and more.
MUSE is committed to creating diversity within the music departments of the theatre industry by providing access, internships, mentorships, and support to historically marginalized people of color. MUSE is a project of Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP), a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. All donations for MUSE are 100% tax deductible.