Posts Tagged ‘James Markey’

2018 Georgia Trombone Summit to Feature BSO Section, Gilkes, Resonant Projection

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Georgia Trombone Summit

Edwards is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Georgia Trombone Summit, which will take place at the University of Georgia on May 23 – 26. This four-day event, hosted by Josh Bynum, will feature a stellar cast of musicians, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra trombone section (Toby Oft, Stephen Lange, and James Markey), Marshall Gilkes, and Resonant Projection (Bynum, Paul Compton, Brian Conklin, and Casey Thomas). Michael Carver from Edwards House Southeast will be on hand to fit you to Edwards trombones and Griego Mouthpieces.

Josh has told us that there are still a few auditor slots available. From the Summit website: “The auditor class will be able to attend all performances, master classes, exhibits, and other events of their choosing. There will be a daily auditor masterclass that will be led by various members of the GTS Artist/Faculty.  The Auditor Trombone Choir will have daily rehearsals and perform on the final concert.  This class is open to all ages, but auditors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No audition is required, but availability is limited.  See the Audition Info page for more details.”

This promises to be a great event. All of the artists are awesome people, teachers, and performers. As always, we’re thrilled that they choose to play our trombones.

Markey and Pollard Record Some Excerpts

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Aspiring orchestral bass trombonists will be thrilled to hear that James Markey (New York Philharmonic) and Denson Paul Pollard (New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra) have collaborated to record excerpts from the orchestra and opera rep. The CD, appropriately titled The Bass Trombonist’s Listening Guide: Excerpts from the Opera and the Orchestra, will soon be available at Hickeys and CDBaby.

Jim Markey’s CD Now Available

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Jim Markey’s debut bass trombone recording, On Base, is now available. Here are the appropriate links:

Purchase from CD Baby
Purchase from Hickeys
Read more about the project at

James Markey CD Preview

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

I’m convinced James Markey can do anything on the bass trombone. Check out this video preview of his upcoming CD, On Base, and I think you’ll agree.

Nice to Read

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Occasionally we come across something that is just plain nice to read. Paul Compton has been doing some incredible teaching at Oklahoma State University and his work is getting noticed.

Paul’s trombone octet performed as the Remington Choir at the International Trombone Festival in Utah this past month. The ITF was well-organized and well-attended, and Edwards is proud to support this organization by sponsoring ITF artists and the Carl Fontana Jazz Trombone Competition. This year’s artists included Marshall Gilkes, Darren Kramer, Jim Markey, and Trombones de Costa Rica. They all performed exceptionally well and we’re thrilled they’ve chosen to play Edwards.

If you are not a member of the International Trombone Association (ITA), please join today. It’s through membership that this organization succeeds. It is up to trombone players to support the trombone and live music.