Stan Jeffs

Trombone Artist

Stan Jeffs

Stan Jeffs

Freelance Musician, Seattle, WA

Instrument Specs

  • Model: T396-A

Artist Comments

"The Edwards T396-A is a fantastic instrument. I am very glad I made the purchase. It's a wonderful fixed-horn design that uses different alloys to bring out a warm and beautiful sound. The response is very fast.

"The clarity is excellent throughout all ranges -- by far the best I've played. As a new owner, I initially played this instrument without using the Pillars and was very happy. But now I've found several setups that allow the "true colors" of this horn to ring out. I enjoy this trombone immensely."

Stan Jeffs is a native of Seattle, WA. He attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. As a freelance musician there, he performed with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops Esplanade, Boston Ballet, and Boston Civic Orchestras.

He returned to the Pacific Northwest and is a very active player with many ensembles, including the orchestras of The Fifth Avenue and Paramount Theatres. Since 2000, he has been Principal Trombone of the Cathedral Brass of St. James Cathedral/Seattle. The summer of 2009 marked his 10th year as a musician in the American Sinfonietta/Bellingham Festival of Music. In addition, he has performed with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Northwest Sinfonietta, Auburn Symphony, and Tacoma Symphony Orchestras.

In 1995, he founded Cascadia Brass, a quintet that has participated in festivals, concerts, and events throughout the Northwest. He has been a featured soloist with many ensembles, including the Wenatchee Symphony (Grondahl Concerto), Seattle Civic and Boeing Concert Bands.

He is a faculty member/coach of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and teaches extensively.

Principal teachers include Dennis Smith, Norman Bolter, and John Swallow.

He and his wife Laura were married in 1992 and reside in Seattle with their two cats, Sabrina and Jesse.

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James Scott

"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
Principal Trombonist, Calgary Philharmonic