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Holiday Shopping 2022

It’s time for Jen’s Holiday Shopping List! What to get the brass player that has everything??



This product is the first new product of its kind made for all types of brass instruments, allowing you to remove and attach a pencil quickly. The innovative design won’t scratch or mark up the instrument like the other hard plastic options. 

The use of strong NeoDymium “rare Earth” magnets is a perfect way to secure the pencil, take notes, and reapply while only using one hand.

Brasswitch users have talked about being ‘converts’ when using the accessory because of the satisfaction of the magnet’s pull. Try it once, and you’ll be under its spell! Continue reading HOLIDAY SHOPPING 2022 EDITION

Holiday Shopping 2020 Edition

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.


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 



P1033444editA 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


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!



This is my favorite find this year! A bass trombone blanket. Who DOESN’T need one of these???? First, click on the product and put one in your cart, then click on the link below to get $15 off. That should work!

Bonegasm 1 HoodyI’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!




Local 802 AFM - The world's largest local union of professional musicians.

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. 

Image result for actors fund logoThe 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. 


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 best gift is the gift of your attention. Spend time with the people you love this holiday season, gifts or not!


Can y’all do me a solid and consider signing up for my newsletter? Beginning in 2019, I’ll send out an email just once a month with gigs and other fun stuff.

And I’ll let you know how you can preorder my album, BONEGASM. CLICK HERE to subscribe!


Robinson’s Remedies

This stuff is made with unicorn tears and rainbows. Just kidding. But it does have arnica in it which is basically magic sauce for weary brass player chops. You can put it on and immediately play. I personally use Robinson’s Lip Renew every single day when I have a lot of playing to do.

CLICK HERE to buy Robinson’s Remedies.

This Holiday Season spend $30 or more you can use the code XMAS2018 and get 20% off!

Disclaimer: I am an endorser of Robinson’s but prior to that I was just a HUGE FAN.

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