BONEGASM TURNS 1 TODAY!! Our album turns one TODAY! I cannot believe the reception it’s had. In the last year, we hit #18 on the Billboard Jazz Charts, we were voted one of the top 50 albums of


BONEGASM, THE ALBUM Out February 1, 2019 on Sunnyside Records Bonegasm features music by up and coming artists like Sara Jacovino, Nate Mayland and Edward Perez as well as Grammy veterans like

Holiday Shopping with Jen

HOLIDAY SHOPPING WITH JEN! Happy Holidays to everyone. If you have a brass player in your life, here are some last minute gifts to consider to complete your holiday shopping. But always remember, the

Nicole Abissi – This is Only the Beginning

Nicole Abissi  The world-class trombonist talks about her experience navigating motherhood while freelancing in New York City. Nicole Abissi has some serious trombone “street cred”.

Issue of Donating Your Time

THIS IS A FRIENDLY PSA… Musicians get asked to perform at benefits for free a lot. Many times, we are promised a very official sounding piece of paper that says we donated our time and told we

Destructive Tendencies in Playing and Practicing

I am guilty. I confess. Most days, I hate how I play. It’s been a part of who I am for as long as I can remember. I have realized that it isn’t a healthy attitude and though it does

A Product I Love!

In November, I was lucky enough to have a busy couple months in front of me. I had been perusing Facebook when Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Kenny Rampton popped up. His post was praising a product

Lessons from the road…

I recently returned from a few gigs in Europe with Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society. I had multiple things go wrong on this trip and I thought I’d share some lessons I’ve learned

PSA – Scam Alert

I have heard of this scam a couple times so I thought I would do my part and put the word out there.  Youll get an email from a parent like this: From: Paul Oxley <>

Stress Ball!

When I was young, Christmas was a big deal in my house. And when it was all over, my Dad would get really down. You know, you had this huge event with an enormous build up and then it’s

Try To Fail

I am a stubborn person but I’m never as stubborn as when people tell me I can’t do something. That’s how I became a professional trombonist – my whole family told me I

ITF recap! Trombones, trombones and more trombones.

Wow! What an exciting time to be a bone player!   The 2017 International Trombone Festival was held at University of Redlands in Southern California. As part of the XO Professional Brass family,

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