James Scott

Tenor Trombone Artist

James Scott

James Scott

Principal Trombonist, Calgary Philharmonic

Instrument Specs

  • Model: T350-E
  • Bell: 321CF
  • Slide: T-BCN
  • Tuning Slide: Rose
  • Leadpipe: T2 Alessi

Artist Comments

"I'm impressed with the quality of the Edwards products, and by the consistency of tone through the different registers that seems to be a hallmark of their trombones. The modular concept allows you to customize a horn to your specific needs, and their consistency of intonation and response makes it easy to change to another of their horns for another musical genre. These horns hold up to the loudest playing, and speak easily in the softest applications."

James Scott is the principal trombonist of the Calgary Philharmonic and trombone instructor at the University of Calgary, positions he has held since 1981. He has been featured as a soloist with the CPO on several occasions, having played the Concertino by David as well as the Grøndahl, Tomasi and Wagenseil Concertos. At the University of Calgary, he has performed in recitals and with the various student ensembles as a guest soloist.

As an orchestral musician, Mr. Scott has performed with the New York Philharmonic, l'Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, and the New Jersey Symphony. He has also been an orchestra member at summer festivals in Sun Valley, Idaho, Lake Placid, New York and Charleston, South Carolina.

James is a graduate of the Juilliard School (B. Mus., M. Mus) where he was a student of Edward Herman, Jr. Additional studies have been pursued with Frank Crisafulli and Arnold Jacobs. He also worked with Joseph Alessi as a participant at the 2002 Alessi Seminar in Limone, Piemonte, Italy and the 2005 Alessi Seminar in Albuquerque, NM.

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In Their Own Words

Scott Shelsta

"Edwards is the only company that took on my special order for a specific bell and slide. I was impressed with Christan Griego's suggestions and expertise in dealing with my order. However, I am more impressed that the Edwards Team keeps me informed of new product innovations and improvements. It is no wonder that in the twelve years I ran the Eastern Trombone Workshop, the Edwards Trombones exhibits were sold out in the first two hours of service!

"In talking to fellow professional trombonists, they all agree on the professionalism of the Edwards staff and the quality of their instruments."

Scott Shelsta
"The World's Oldest Musician"