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Having thoughtful and hilarious conversations with dynamic musicians in our world. Hosted by Sebastian Vera, principal trombonist of the Pittsburgh Opera and Nick Schwartz, principal bass trombonist of the New York City Ballet.

The Trombone Retrea‪t‬ Sebastian Vera and Nick Schwartz

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    • 5.0 • 65 Ratings

Having thoughtful and hilarious conversations with dynamic musicians in our world. Hosted by Sebastian Vera, principal trombonist of the Pittsburgh Opera and Nick Schwartz, principal bass trombonist of the New York City Ballet.

    Vanessa Fralick

    Vanessa Fralick

    Nick and Sebastian talk to Vanessa Fralick, associate principal trombonist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra about finding unexpected inspiration during the pandemic, hyper specific goalsetting, and if Canadians are actually really that nice.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Marques Young

    Marques Young

    Nick and Sebastian talk to Marques Young, composer, bandleader and principal trombonist of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra about how he went from Arkansas to the other side of the world, following his passions for both classical and jazz, and experiencing haunted practice sessions.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Lars Karlin

    Lars Karlin

    Nick and Sebastian talk to Lars Karlin, principal trombonist of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra about running in your own lane, connecting to who you are as a musician after tragedy, and if Scandinavians can hold their alcohol better than Germans.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Brian Hecht

    Brian Hecht

    Nick and Sebastian talk to Brian Hecht, bass trombonist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra about being honest with yourself, surviving boot camp and what friends not to crash with before an audition.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Angel Subero

    Angel Subero

    For this special holiday episode Nick and Sebastian talk to the one and only Angel Subero, professor of trombone at the Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music about being summoned by John Williams, his favorite warmup on a hangover and why he loves Christmas so much.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Nick Schwartz

    Nick Schwartz

    Sebastian interviews his co-host Nick Schwartz, principal bass trombonist of the New York City Ballet for the first time about recording video game soundtracks at Skywalker Ranch, crossing the border to Juarez on a daily basis as a kid, and finding out the worst news of his life minutes before having to play the Ring at the Met.

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

zach1025 ,

Sound development

How long did it take you to develop a sound that you were actually satisfied with? Huge thanks to the both of you. You guys are the best and offer a ton of insight from your own careers as well as the people you interview that really helps young musicians such as myself!

Michael_Burner ,

Trombone trombone trombone!

The best interviews out there! Love listening and continuing to retreat myself!

SnapBrian ,

A silver-lining in the year 2020.

Wonderful Podcast from two of USA’s fine trombonists and teachers, I just recently listened to every episode after driving half-way across the country to do some playing, and I really enjoyed each episode (especially the Nick Schwartz

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