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Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson is a trombonist, composer and educator. He graduated with a degree in Jazz from the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya and furthered his training with courses, seminars and masterclasses given by Anthony Jackson, Alvaro Is, Bart van Lier, Norman Hogue, Ricart Casero, Raúl Garcia, Eddie Bert, Robin Eubanks, Dave Douglas, Sheila Jordan and Mark Feldman, among others.

Subjects: Trombone

Biography

He worked as a composer, arranger and trombonist with La Fundación Tony Manero, Disco Inferno and Los Fulanos (funk/disco/Latin/pop). Johnson has been a trombonist with Tromboranga and Bloque 53 (Salsa) and the Big Band Jazz Maresme and the Big Band Jazz Terrassa, Marcel.lí Bayer Nonitz, Juan Andrés Ospina Sextet, Rocio Faks Proyecto Sur-Americano, Alfonso Carrascosa’s Big Acoustic Band and BandaÈria (jazz and eclectic). He was also a trombonist, composer and founder of Brassass Company (Jazz de Vientos). He was the leader of Shark and has worked with Kase. O Jazz Magnetism (Jazz Groove). He performed with Lee Konitz, Frank Wess, Dennis Rowland, Lew Tabak, Jesse Davies, Robin Eubanks and Dick Oatts. He participated in the jazz festivals of Rabat, Cannes, Saint Raphael, Cologne, Bayonne, Washington DC, Barcelona, Terrassa, Borja, Tarragona, San Sebastian, and has toured Spain, Europe and the United States.

He recorded several albums with Tromboranga, Los Fulanos, La Fundación Tony Manero and his group, Shark. In addition, he recorded with the Big Bands of Jazz Maresme, Vicens Martín Dream Band, the Espai Musical Avinyó, Barcelona Jazz Orquestra featuring Jesse Davis, Ramón Cuadrada Big Band, Iruña Big Band and the Big Acoustic Band with Dick Oatts. Other recordings include those of Bloque 53, Papa Joe s Ramblin ‘Band; Azucarillo Kings; La Ley de Murphy; Noé Rivas; Jaume Nebot y Los Aliados; Brassassass Company; Nuevas Músicas Para Big Band Latino; Dr Macaroni; Mr Hurricane Band with Charlie Wood; Joe Bataan and Asociacion Libre Orkesta.

In the field of theatre, he has participated in Asdrúbila by Carles Santos, Morir by Sergi Belbel, Fats Jam by Quim Lecina, Freixenet Anuncio Navideño with the actress Meg Ryan and Pandilleros by La Fundación Tony Manero. He has made soundtracks for video director Jacobo Sucari and choreographer Pepa Aranda. He has taught at the municipal music schools of Sant Feliu de Llobregat and Sant Andreu de La Barca. He was a guest teacher for the masterclass “Writing and Working with a Wind Section”, (Vitoria 2008).

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