Congratulations 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.