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« on: Aug 28, 2005, 05:56PM »

hey so can anyone name any good women trombone players? or is it just a lost cause?
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 28, 2005, 06:27PM »

yeah a lost cause (musicox yer the best)   Evil
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 28, 2005, 07:05PM »

If you are asking  such a question, then you, yourself, are already a lost cause.

*arms tactical nuclear weapon*

Before that reaches you, try Bones Apart.

http://www.bonesapart.co.uk/

But hurry.

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« Reply #3 on: Aug 28, 2005, 07:35PM »

you have personally offended me! I feel bad for you! I hope if you ever meet Megumi Kanda or any of those other women trombonists out there who are often making more money than other trombone playing aspiring men you say sorry! Thank you dewitt for your sweet comment. If you ever need any advice dear, please email me. I will not let this hamper my aspirations. Amazed anywho, man, i feel like i rant rant for ever on this, grr...AUDREY MORRISION! gr! teaches at wheaton, be sure never to go there! ahh! grr! eekk! BOO! you are being ver unfair to your self dear, how old are u? im not some crazy feminist chick, its just offensive. if this was the same for like, oh i dunno men and flute, well id be just as upset. any gener can play any instrument and be darn good at it! ive actually met professional players who have said to me and I will have them quote it to you if needed, about how sometimes they enjoy listening to women play better than men beacuse of their artistry and passion for performing. not saying that men are not god at being sensitive or that woman are always sensitive, but im just showing you that sometimes women can be BETTER than men! wow, you've got me going. im going to shut up now, i hope thisdoesnt tick alot of people off. trombone rules, yay! um.....
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 28, 2005, 07:59PM »

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hey so can anyone name any good women trombone players? or is it just a lost cause?


There are plenty of good female trombonists - but I'm glad you asked the question because we should start a dialog of some of the "girl greats" that play the trombone.

Check out Melba Liston. Very talented trombonist/musician.
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 28, 2005, 08:10PM »

http://www.iwbc2003.ilstu.edu/gallerytrombone.htm
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« Reply #6 on: Aug 28, 2005, 08:21PM »

Ava Ordman.  The only trombone soloist who has been able to bring tears to my eyes with a classical solo.  Ava played "Kol Nidrei" at one of the Bloomington Brassfests on a tribute concert to Phil Farkas. One of the most moving performances I've heard.
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« Reply #7 on: Aug 28, 2005, 08:42PM »

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hey so can anyone name any good women trombone players? or is it just a lost cause?


There are plenty of good female trombonists - but I'm glad you asked the question because we should start a dialog of some of the "girl greats" that play the trombone.

Check out Melba Liston. Very talented trombonist/musician.


I'll second Melba Liston. Great arranger as well, and she can sing. I heard her on a Dizzy Gillispie Birks' Works CD reissue. She played her own arrangement of My Reverie, I loved it. She is not well known, and it's a shame because she really had the chops. There is a lot of really interesting information on the web about her.

And, as far as "classical" trombonists are concerned, you have to mention Abbie Conant prominently
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« Reply #8 on: Aug 28, 2005, 09:00PM »

Dr. JoDee Davis and Megumi Kanda are two excellent female trombonists.
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« Reply #9 on: Aug 28, 2005, 09:22PM »

Here are a few of great trombone players, women!!!

Abbie Conant (ex-principal trombone, Munich Philharmonic)
Becky Sherian (Pittsburgh Symphony)
Vivian Lee (Montreal Symphony)
Jessica Gustavsson (Part of Christian Lindberg's trombone sextet)
Lisa Albrecht
Susan Addison
Pia Bucher (Slokar Quartet)
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« Reply #10 on: Aug 28, 2005, 09:35PM »

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« Reply #11 on: Aug 28, 2005, 11:02PM »

We did have this other topic on the subject a while back.
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« Reply #12 on: Aug 28, 2005, 11:53PM »

Christine Woodcock.

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« Reply #13 on: Aug 29, 2005, 03:46AM »

Annie Whitehead.

Started with all-female big band at age 16, played with Carla Bley, range of jazz and other styles
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« Reply #14 on: Aug 29, 2005, 05:21AM »

Jan Kagarice.  I heard her play a bass trombone solo at Central Michigan University in early 2003 and was bowled over by her musicianship, her technique and her big, gorgeous sound.  The University of North Texas is very fortunate to have her on the faculty.
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« Reply #15 on: Aug 29, 2005, 06:11AM »

Jan Kagarice
Abbie Conant
Jodee Davis
Julie Josephson
Angie Hunter (Euph. virtuoso extraordinaire, double on tbn with equal proficiency)

Bones Apart - 4-tet
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« Reply #16 on: Aug 29, 2005, 06:46AM »

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Yeah, I've heard she is really really good

Rumor has it she is a nice person, and pretty attractive too.


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« Reply #17 on: Aug 29, 2005, 11:45AM »

tbonechica82663:

Is this helping? We'd love to have you stay active in this topic you started.

Are you a women trombonist, by chance?
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« Reply #18 on: Aug 29, 2005, 12:32PM »

an enthusiastic second for Ava Ordman.  When I was a Senior in high school and playing in the Grand Rapids YSO, she was unflinchingly honest about my sound and how to improve it.

I understand that the principal at the Milwaukee SO is quite good (don't remember her name, tho)
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« Reply #19 on: Aug 29, 2005, 12:48PM »

Helen Vollum - Principal Trombone with the BBC Symphony.
Katy Pryce - Freelance London player, recently working with the LPO
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There are a few around
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« Reply #20 on: Aug 29, 2005, 01:24PM »

Check out Jen Krupa if you get a chance, she's a really cool jazz trombonist.   Heard trombonist Shannon Barnett in Australia, she sounded excellent- fat sound, a very open improvisor.
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« Reply #21 on: Aug 29, 2005, 01:31PM »

Seriously, do we need this discussion in the year of 2005????

I wanted to ignore it, but I just can't let the topic starter off the hook here...

What is your problem?

So sad, you should apologize to all of us!

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« Reply #22 on: Aug 29, 2005, 02:15PM »

Yes, we apparently do need it.

We should give tombonechica a little slack - I suspect she is a young trombonist herself, looking for some female role models. Depsite her "lost cause" comment, let's give her the benefit of the doubt and take her question at face vaule.

And I for one am benefiting from this discussion - hopefully others are, too. I have not heard of some of the players mentioned here I'm getting some ideas for players to check out.
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« Reply #23 on: Aug 29, 2005, 02:20PM »

sorry if i offended anyone, i really did not mean to, its just none of my trombone teacher never mention women in their lessons or classes, and i so i decided to look into the information myself, after severel failed google attemps i decided to ask you guys, since you always seem to be helpful/ and or have the answer to everything. thanks for the help, i checked out a few of the women( i espicaly like the bones apart chamber group!)
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« Reply #24 on: Aug 29, 2005, 02:27PM »

You need to read this story of Abbie Conant.  Inspiring!!!

http://www.osborne-conant.org/ladies.htm
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« Reply #25 on: Aug 29, 2005, 02:54PM »

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You need to read this story of Abbie Conant.  Inspiring!!!

http://www.osborne-conant.org/ladies.htm



yes it is inspiring!!!

I would also encourage you to buy her CD, it is amazing!!!!

I highly recommend it.
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« Reply #26 on: Aug 29, 2005, 04:47PM »

Paul McKee must be fuming at me at this very moment, for not being the first to mention his wife JoDee Davis!

Shame on me!
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« Reply #27 on: Aug 29, 2005, 10:38PM »

tbonechica82663, apology accepted!

I hope you, over time, will discover more women trombonists.


Moderator Thomas M, thanks for keeping the discussion on a nice level!

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« Reply #28 on: Aug 29, 2005, 11:40PM »

It's a good chat - I hope we keep it up!
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« Reply #29 on: Aug 30, 2005, 06:47AM »

I have some great CDs from Nashville Symphony Orchestra-Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and Ives' Symphony No.2, and I've found out that assistant principal trombone of this orchestra is a woman - Susan K. Smith.
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« Reply #30 on: Aug 30, 2005, 08:48AM »

Turning to a more regional setting, we, in the SW Ohio area, are very fortunate to be able to work with a very fine female trombonist in our area, by the name fo Linda Landis (OTJ Forum member JazzPro). In fact, I had the pleasure of setting next to Linda, just this Sunday evening.

Linda was the former lead trombonist in the Dayton Jazz Orchestra (she was a charter member of the band when it originally formed-even before my time in the DJO) and is starting her second season as lead trombone in the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, led by Byron Stripling. Linda has also subbed in Diva.

I have worked with Linda for quite a few years, in various trombone settings, and she is the consumate "pro"on trombone, and she is always a great addition to any trombone section!
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« Reply #31 on: Aug 30, 2005, 09:05AM »

And in my region, San Diego, Louise Titlow is one of the most working musicians in town. Mostly classical, 1st or 2nd. Great player, just got a Shires TruBore.

April West (a former student of mine, he says proudly Good! ) works during the day as an elementary band teacher and gigs regularly with combos in this area. She is on several of the Tobacco Road CDs.

Monique Walchenbach is a graduate of Eastman. Great trombone player and an even more in demand Euphonium player.

San Diego Symphony has had two principal female trombonists in the past.

To the north, Jeannie Little in the LA area is regarded as one of the best in town, and has a national reputation.

And I have had about 100 girl-type students. Some of whom have won trombone scholarships and are majoring in college. Stephanie Waidelich is a name you will undoubtedly hear in the future.

A few years ago I used to ask the girls in HS why they were switching from flute or sax to low brass, stopped asking because it was always the same answer. The section is a lot more fun and friendly  Grin . Then they fall in love with the sound. Like all of us did. Good!
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« Reply #32 on: Aug 30, 2005, 09:18AM »

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I hope if you ever meet Megumi Kanda or any of those other women trombonists out there who are often making more money than other trombone playing aspiring men you say sorry!


in that case, don't meet dr lori stuntz. she played for a big band called DIVA
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« Reply #33 on: Aug 30, 2005, 11:10AM »

How about female Contrabass Trombonists? I can't bring one to mind.
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Turning to a more regional setting, we, in the SW Ohio area, are very fortunate to be able to work with a very fine female trombonist in our area, by the name fo Linda Landis (OTJ Forum member JazzPro). ...


Denny--

I was wondering who "JazzPro" was when I noted that she was from the Dayton-Columbus area. She had a lot of really good posts on mouthpieces. Anyhow, she did some really top solo work on the Dayton Jazz Orchestra CD that I have so I can definitely vouch for her proficiency on trombone.
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« Reply #35 on: Aug 30, 2005, 03:32PM »

Dr. Jeannie Lee, currently Professor of Trombone at Morehead State University, Morehead KY.  She was my lesson provider when we were in Alaska.  At that time she was principal trombonist with the Anchorage Symphony.  She is as good a trombonist as I ever heard.  She plays a great big Edwards, and sounds a lot like Joe Alessi.  And she is a really good, patient teacher. I had the privilege of studying with her for about 9 months.  Good!
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« Reply #36 on: Aug 30, 2005, 05:07PM »

Does Jan Kagarice play contrabass trombone?
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« Reply #37 on: Aug 30, 2005, 08:28PM »

Susan K Smith is awesome, she won an ITA solo comp way back when.
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« Reply #38 on: Aug 30, 2005, 09:32PM »

Susan Smith has a huge sound. Very funny and friendly person--a pleasure to gig with. She used to play in Jay Friedman's Chicagoland trombone choir. Wow.
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« Reply #39 on: Sep 04, 2005, 09:32AM »

How about: Deb Taylor
                  Lynn Mostoller
                  Heather Buchmann
                  Lynda Robbins
                  Dedee Decker
                  Laurie Penpraze
                  Julie Josephson
Or the Standard Bearers :Betty Glover
                                        Dorothy Ziegler
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« Reply #40 on: Sep 04, 2005, 09:55AM »

Deb Taylor and Heather Buchman were the principals in SD Sym I mentioned. How is Debra doing, I had heard she had health problems. I hope not, great player and person.

The word around San Diego is that Heather Buchman no longer plays but is becoming a conductor. Anyone have an update? I think she was studying in Michigan.
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« Reply #41 on: Sep 06, 2005, 07:44AM »

Heather is the orchestra conductor at Hamilton College.Deb is principal trombone with the New Mexico Symphony.She's still playing great and seems happy and healthy.
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Dr. Jeannie Lee, currently Professor of Trombone at Morehead State University, Morehead KY.  She was my lesson provider when we were in Alaska.  At that time she was principal trombonist with the Anchorage Symphony.  She is as good a trombonist as I ever heard.  She plays a great big Edwards, and sounds a lot like Joe Alessi.  And she is a really good, patient teacher. I had the privilege of studying with her for about 9 months.  Good!


I'm studying with her now in Morehead-She's great! Clever
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« Reply #44 on: Sep 08, 2005, 06:29PM »

Christine Woodcock, Annie Whitehead, Sarah Morrow, Lea Nielsen, Jill DeWeese.........The list goes on!
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« Reply #45 on: Sep 08, 2005, 06:52PM »

Mrs. Woolworth has been playing semi-pro for 25 years.  She's very good.  (*puts on sexist hat*) Easy on the eyes, too!

Ooh, ooh, ooh, and the woman from Airplane who "walks the bar".
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« Reply #46 on: Sep 08, 2005, 07:07PM »

Aussie: Nikola Shaw

And what about our own member Kate. I bet she's sounding pretty good these days after all that specialised teaching on bass she is getting in Sydney.
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« Reply #47 on: Sep 09, 2005, 04:59AM »

Can't see any mention of Maisie Ringham Principal Trombone with the Halle Orchestra here in the UK post WWII. She was also a top class Conductor in the Brass Band World in the UK.
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« Reply #48 on: Sep 09, 2005, 05:00AM »

I'd like to add my own personal favorite, Maureen Horgan.  Maureen used to be principal of the Nashua (NH) Symphony Orchestra, and was a well-respected teacher in the Boston area.
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Can't see any mention of Maisie Ringham Principal Trombone with the Halle Orchestra here in the UK post WWII. She was also a top class Conductor in the Brass Band World in the UK.
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...and my teacher. She lives just round the corner from me and is still going strong at over 80 years of age. Still playing, conducting and long may she continue.

There are a few very interesting articles online about Maisie:

Sheila Tracey talks to Maisie Ringham;
Maisie Ringham: The Early Years by Karl Wiggins, her son;
Maisie Ringham - Trombone Soloist.
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« Reply #50 on: Sep 09, 2005, 07:35AM »

Thanks for the input Ed.
I knew Maisie vaguely as a boy. Her husband Ray played trombone in the Sheffield Citadel SA Band in the late '40s-early '50s sitting next to my father Bram Stunell and, although her career meant that she travelled around a lot, she made some appearances in Sheffield. As a small boy it is without a doubt that something rubbed off and, what with my father's influence and tuition, and contact with a player of her stature, I started to play the trombone. I wasn't big enough, so my father had a G trombone handle fitted onto an old pea-shooter tenor trombone by the local brass repairer, the recently deceased Wilf Heaton. That was 55 years ago and I'm still playing and still learning, although the pea-shooter is long gone!
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I hope if you ever meet Megumi Kanda or any of those other women trombonists out there who are often making more money than other trombone playing aspiring men you say sorry!
oh man, i took lessons from megumi in high school.  she is a freaking BADASS musician.  hahaha.  you wouldn't think that such a tiny lady could have such an enormous sound.  

also, i would really like to bring to the attention of those who don't know:
sliding hammers.  two amazing swedish jazz trombonists.  they're sisters.  they're incredible.  really big on j&k, really wonderful melodic players from the bop tradition.  one of them sings beautifully too.  and they're gorgeous, to boot!
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« Reply #52 on: Dec 14, 2005, 01:27PM »

Susan Smith is great!  I studied with her about 21 years ago... WOW... I'm getting old.  I wish that I could play in a group with her now.  She could get the most air into her lungs than anyone else I've ever seen.  What a huge sound.

Lisa Albrecht was in the San Antonio Symphony when I moved there... she's another great player.

Lee Hill Kavanaugh is a good bass trombonist (previously with the big band Diva).

Jan Kagarice

I've played with some great military trombonists that were female... I can't remember their names right now.

My wife plays trombone, her three sisters play trombone, and two of her nieces also play trombone.  We have our own trombone choir.
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« Reply #53 on: Dec 14, 2005, 04:28PM »

Ed... talking of Maisie (who had a big influence on my playing and is a great family friend) I read those links and was interested to read something about the first good trombone she had she said

"In those days, Salvation Army Officers were paid what the local Corps could afford and my parents didn't get a big salary, but they saved and saved and sacrificed quite a lot to buy me my first trombone which cost £15. It was a Triumphonic Soloist, a Salvation Army make, and it was a very good trombone."

That trombone was my very first trombone, I learned to play on it and was still playing on it when I was 16. I still have it - not exactly very playable - and how small it is. I intend to talk to Michael Rath about it one day and get him to make some new inners for the slide - it will be playable then.  I saw Maisie a couple of months ago at Staines Salvation Army along with Don Lusher who was the guest soloist, I really should get it sorted and let Maisie have a blow on it - I dont reckon she would think it was such a good trombone after all, especially after her 88!!

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« Reply #54 on: Dec 14, 2005, 05:48PM »

anyone ever hear from Charlotte Leonard? I went to school with her at U-Michigan in the early 1980's...is she still playing up in Canada?
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« Reply #55 on: Dec 16, 2005, 01:52AM »

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I knew Maisie vaguely as a boy.


Sorry, reading that just made me smile.... :-P
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« Reply #56 on: Dec 16, 2005, 02:23AM »

Mama, put whatever punctuation you want to, wherever you want to put it and behave yourself Bad dog.  No Biscuits.
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« Reply #58 on: Dec 16, 2005, 05:33AM »

I saw Lea Nielsen's name pop up her, nice. There's a coupla other female trombone players of merit over here: Norwegian Annette Huseby plays bass bone with the Danish Radio Big Band, was on leave for a year with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and is now back in the big band. Also subs with Niels JÝrgen Steen's Monday Night Big Band. Of jazz players we have a few: Lis Wessberg who has played with Jan Kaspersen's SOB (alongside me) for many years, and here's a newbie: Sara Madsen from the Rhythmic Conservatory of music. Recently played a project with George Russell, no less, in Odense and won acclaim for her solo-endavours. Has subbed recently with the NJS MNBB, reads well and plays nice solos. Promising.
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« Reply #59 on: Dec 16, 2005, 09:45AM »

We're forgetting Deborah Weisz and Monique Buzzarte and Janice Robinson.
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Susan Smith is great!  I studied with her about 21 years ago... WOW... I'm getting old.  I wish that I could play in a group with her now.  She could get the most air into her lungs than anyone else I've ever seen.  What a huge sound.

Dammit Dean, ya beat me to Susan. Grin

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« Reply #61 on: Jan 17, 2006, 10:58AM »

Went to a clinic last year in which Jan Kagarice gave a talk about her problem with Facial Distonia. What a great Bass Bone player. Also Amy Morrow?  I really do not see gender as an issue for any musical instrument. I know lots of  female tubists and bonists . Way cool
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I work with Jen Krupa occasionally.  She's a great musician/trombonist.  Of all my trombone students at my college teaching gig, the females are more plentiful and consistently better than the guys.  

And, you should all be checking out Melba Liston.  Slide has told me numerous times how amazing she was as a composer/musician/trombonist.  She was the musical director for Dizzy's big band in the 50's.  I believe that band also included Lee Morgan, Slide, Paul West, et al...  

Personally, I think all of the testerone running around our male bodies makes it difficult to focus and/or mature.  That is a self critique also.  I've already had "the talk" with my daughter, during which I assured her that all men are animals.  "You want to find the ones who've developed their higher brain functions."  I think she gets it.  I have a few more years to keep reinforcing the message.
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hey so can anyone name any good women trombone players? or is it just a lost cause?



It is obvious that some of our members need training not only on the trombone but also in how to be sensitive, thoughtful and aware people.

Susan K. Smith (2nd in Nashville) is an outstanding player!

If you read Song and Wind you will realize that ones sex has a small part of playing the trombone.  The flute uses more air than a trombone!
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« Reply #64 on: Mar 08, 2006, 10:13AM »

Susan K. Smith ALL the way.  Austin Peay State is just a short drive from Fort Campbell.  Like a BAFOON I waited until right before I deployed (this time around) to start taking lessons from her (even then PLDC and Air Assault school limited my playing greatly).  I can't tell you how much I regret not meeting her earlier (I wasted two years between deployments not practicing much and just thinking if I wished hard enough, I'd get better).  In a few short lessons she SAVED my playing.   Kindest pro I know.  Small woman with a GI-NORMOUS sound.  I joke to my pals that her Shires (I think)/Bach/Mutt of a trombone is bigger than she is! lol.  If I decide not to return to Indiana when I get out of the service there will be no question: Austin Peay/ Susan Smith.
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http://www.osborne-conant.org/ladies.htm



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« Reply #66 on: Apr 06, 2006, 06:48PM »

Gender Shmender.....

I spent the first half of my career  with the lovely and talented Vivian Lee as my second trombonist in the Montreal Symphony.  She was great!

Nowadays, I toil away with the equally lovely and talented Becky Cherian here in the Pittsburgh Symphony......Fantastic!

I simply can't imagine a world without a female trombonist sitting next to me.

You go girls!

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« Reply #67 on: Apr 06, 2006, 07:35PM »

I did an interview with my friend Karna Millen for the Shires website:

http://www.seshires.com/playerprofiles/millen.htm

Several very fine female players have gone to school in Boston, but Karna was the first to play for the BSO.
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« Reply #68 on: Apr 08, 2006, 06:25AM »

Check out the sliding Hammers, the sisters Karin and Mimmi Hammar
are doing great in Sweden and the neighbor countries.
I am proud of them, as they booth studied with me.
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« Reply #69 on: Dec 05, 2016, 04:07AM »

Can't see any mention of Maisie Ringham Principal Trombone with the Halle Orchestra here in the UK post WWII. She was also a top class Conductor in the Brass Band World in the UK.
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Sadly Maisie Ringham Wiggins passed away last weekend aged 92. She was still playing the trombone regularly and will be greatly missed, mourned across the world by family, friends, and students.
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« Reply #70 on: Dec 10, 2016, 08:21PM »

I don't think Carol Jarvis was ever mentioned on this thread.

Also, here's a video of another great female trombone and euphonium soloist: Danielle Elsinghorst
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUv76QcT_5c

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« Reply #71 on: Mar 23, 2017, 11:01PM »

I have already seen my nominee for "Female Trombonist Extraordinaire" listed earlier in this thread but I have a story to relate about her amazing talent.  When I retired from my symphony bass trombone job, I began a second career as a recording engineer.  It was a field that I always was interested in and found it equally as enjoyable as my career as a trombonist.  My policy regarding time limits on recording sessions was, I believe, unique.  I agreed to record the client for as long as they wished to perform. It was a fixed fee regardless of the time involved.  Normally, I was asked to record no more than a couple of hours --- what most of us consider to be a damned good workout. Well --- this particular lady trombonist tripled that figure for a total of six hours of recording time.  I must say that she sounded as good at the beginning as she did at the end despite the fact that it was a very demanding repertoire.  Being a trombonist myself, I couldn't believe the incredible endurance and consistent quality throughout that session.  She went on to play in the San Diego Symphony.  Anyone guess who this "Iron Lady" was ?  It was Heather Buckman.  I also learned from this thread that she has become a conductor.  All I can say is that the trombone section in HER orchestra had better show some respect !   Cheers to all !!
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« Reply #72 on: Mar 24, 2017, 05:24AM »

Bones Apart!

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« Reply #73 on: Mar 24, 2017, 06:42AM »

A very attractive red-head hasn't been mentioned: Ms. Natalie Mannix!

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« Reply #74 on: Mar 24, 2017, 07:35AM »

Didn't Jessica Buzbee record with Lindberg as a part of his stupid-good trombone choir?
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« Reply #75 on: Mar 24, 2017, 04:04PM »

Carol Jarvis, all the way! I believe that she was the founder of Bones Apart quite a few years ago.
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« Reply #76 on: Mar 24, 2017, 06:39PM »

Carol Jarvis, all the way! I believe that she was the founder of Bones Apart quite a few years ago.

Bones Apart should get together again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #77 on: Mar 24, 2017, 08:17PM »

Carol Jarvis, all the way! I believe that she was the founder of Bones Apart quite a few years ago.
I think they got together in secondary school.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHw8P8NnUvI

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« Reply #78 on: Mar 25, 2017, 01:10AM »

The trombonists in "Ten Thing"
Audrey Christensen Manganaro whose main instrument is bass sackbut, but also plays in a female orchestra based in Leipzig,
Gunhild Carlin who plays several instruments
Abbie Conant

and many here, who I unfortunately don't know personally.
http://www.buzzarte.org/directory.html
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Bones Apart should get together again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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http://www.bonesapart.com/

They never weren't a group. Personnel just changed.
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http://www.bonesapart.com/

They never weren't a group. Personnel just changed.

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