Posts Tagged ‘ITA Competitions’

Nero Plays Great Jazz, Wins a Horn

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Javier NeroCongratulations to Javier Nero for winning this year’s Carl Fontana Jazz Trombone Competition! Javier played extremely well at the recent ITF (as did all the finalists) and won a T302 for all his hard work. He is a student of Conrad Herwig at Juilliard.

We recommend all young trombonists take part in the ITA Competitions. Winners take home shiny prizes, but the benefits in preparing music for a recording are more valuable. And if you make it to the live round, all the better. Performing for an audience of trombone players will definitely help when it comes time to go out on the audition circuit.

Flores Wins a Getzen

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Raymond FloresWe’d like to congratulate Raymond Flores, a student of Luis Fred at the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico, for winning this year’s Edward Kleinhammer Competition. Raymond sounded fantastic performing in the finals on his B454. He was awarded a new Getzen 1052. Congratulations, Raymond!