Links or Influences

Please find below a series of links to friends, partners, associates and affiliates!

Michael Rath Trombones

If you are looking for a new trombone or mouthpiece you must visit this site!

My current set up is: Rath R4 Trombone ; bronze bell, bronze slide, red brass tuning slide and a heavy valve cap, the lead pipe is a bronze 41b. To see their full range of products by clicking on their logo below.

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Glissando Magazine For everything trombone related have a look at this exciting new magazine

British Trombone Society A great resource for trombone players in the UK and abroad giving details of concerts in your area, great articles and how to join.

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Associates

Alum Creek Music Publisher of many of the trombone solos that I perform owned by Keith Wilkinson

Mark Freeh Composer and arranger who has arranged much of my concert material

Lake Music Publisher of many of the trombone solos that I perform in cocnerts

Warwick Music Publishers of trombone music many recorded and perfromed in recitals

Kirklees Music Publishers of the Brett Baker collection vol 1, 2 and 3.

Salford University Location of the Musical Arts Course where I am Programme Leader

Studio Music / Polyphonic Reproductions Producers of many of the CDs and music publications that I perform (see Merchandise)

GK Graphic Design Producers of this website, other websites and many other CD covers

Will Kimball Great resource for Trombone History and events

Henri Eynard Great resource for Trombone CDs and contents

 

I have been influenced greatly by the following amazing people in music making:

Joseph Alessi The current ITA President and Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic.

Wycliffe Gordon Amazing Jazz Trombonist

Christian Lindberg A pioneer in solo trombone playing

Howard Snell One of the finest conductors, players, educators, arrangers and composers.

David King One of the finest conductors, players and educators I have ever been fortunate enough to study with.

Nicholas Childs Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Black Dyke Band.

Denis Wick A legend in trombone circles, mouthpieces, and education.

Don Lusher Another legend of the trombone in the UK

NYBB The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and its past Musical Director Roy Newsome had a massive influence on my progress

Robert Morgan One of my first teachers and someone who inspired me in the early days. 

Lyndon Baglin My first professional teacher, a superb musician and Euphonium player.

Mark Ford A great friend and mentor who got me involved in conducting back in 1999

Organisations

Here are a selection of organisations and bands that I am associated with (past and present) . Also listed are organisations that offer products or services that may be of use to you.  Please follow these links to find out more about each of these organisations.

 International Trombone Association The society for all things relating to trombone playing

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Trade

World of Brass  Midland CD

Brass Bands

Black Dyke Band

Brett Baker RNCM

Tongwynlais Temperance Band

Hebden Bridge Band  Kew Band Australia  Brisbane Excelsor Austrlia

The Fairey Band  Leyland Band  Lydbrook Band

Ratby Brass Band Longridge Band  Northop Silver Band

Flowers Band

Brass Band News & Information Sites

4barsrest  Brass Band World  British Bandsman

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