Darren Kramer

Jazz Trombone Artist

Darren Kramer

Darren Kramer

Trombonist, Bandleader, Composer

Instrument Specs

  • Model: T302
  • Bell: 9176CF
  • Slide: T-302-1N-S
  • Tuning Slide: Yellow Single Radius
  • Neckpipe: Yellow
  • Leadpipe: T1 Silver

Artist Comments

"The Edwards Jazz Trombone is simply the best trombone I've ever played. I am NOT an equipment junky and I am not an impulse buyer, however, I visited the Edwards booth at the 2004 IAJE and ended up buying this horn on the spot! The consistency throughout the entire range of the horn is remarkable... every note feels the same! I also enjoy the response and tone flexibility - I am able to acheive a dark, lush tone on ballads as well as a full, biting tone on Funk, Jazz and Salsa when playing with my band DKO...all with minimal effort! I highly recommend this horn to any serious trombonist."

Darren Kramer is an Edwards Trombone Performing Artist and Ableton Live Specialist and is in demand as a freelance trombonist, multi-instrumentalist DJ/VJ, composer and educator throughout the United States. Kramer graduated from the University of Miami and moved to NYC where he toured with Matchbox Twenty, Tom Jones, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies. He has also recorded with such artists as Michael Brecker, Eric Marienthal and Jerry Hey and his original composition "Not Far From Here" was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Kramer is President/CEO of his own music company, DKO The Darren Kramer Organization, whose inspiring concerts, educational clinics, five exceptional recordings, and over fifty challenging arrangements (available now for small group AND big band!) have helped modernize the trombone and expand its role in contemporary music. The 2010 DKO CD and solo project "Beyond The Boneyard" is a cutting-edge live performance innovation which features an inspiring live DJ remix of originals and covers via Ableton Live looping with electric trombone, virtual synths, vocoder, and the Jazz Mutant Lemur! Furthermore, this unique project is enhanced with spectacular visuals created in realtime by utilizing the latest VJ software to combine Kramer's original video and photography with live camera feeds for a truly stunning interactive audio/visual experience. Due to its technological nature, "Beyond The Boneyard" is also being taught by Kramer as a popular media arts presentation and workshop in schools throughout the country.

Latest Blog Post

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

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.┬áThis 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 […] more ››

In Their Own Words

Steve Wiest

"The Excalibur version of the T302 is simply the best jazz trombone that I've ever played! It has a wonderfully warm tone, but is capable of cutting right across an entire big band when necessary.

"Add to that an overtone series that slots beautifully and you get what I believe to be the best jazz trombone on the market!"

Steve Wiest
Jazz Artist, Composer, & Arranger
Jazz Professor, University of North Texas
Interim Director, One O'Clock Lab Band