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Nestor Zabala III - All Styles
USA - Miami, FL
Freelance Trombonist/Vocalist in Miami. All styles. Recording/Live/Private/Lessons.


Edward Zadrozny - Classical
USA
Bach 42B
Ed Zadrozny Professor of Trombone at The University of Akron and Principal Trombone of the Akron Symphony Orchestra. BME , The Ohio State University; M.M., The University of Illinois. Edward’s former teachers include Merritt Dittert, Ernest Miller, Allan Kofsky, Lewis VanHaney, Jack O. Evans, to mention a few.


Philip Zahorsky - All Styles
USA - Menlo Park, CA
Philip Zahorsky currently performs professionally as bass trombonist with Symphony Silicon Valley, Ballet San Jose, Opera San Jose, and American Musical Theater. He teaches music full-time at Ohlone College and privately at his studio in Menlo Park, California. Mr. Zahorsky served as the bass-trombonist with the San Jose Symphony for thirty years under George Cleve, Leonid Grin, and many world-class guest conductors. He has performed several years as the first-call extra and substitute bass-trombonist with the San Francisco Symphony under Seiji Ozawa, Edo de Wart, Leonard Slatkin, Simon Rattle and a host of other major conductors. He recorded Pines of Rome with the San Francisco Symphony under Edo de Waart. Mr. Zahorsky has toured with the Broadway traveling companies of Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorusline and Camelot. He has performed professionally with the Woodminster, San Francisco Curran and Orpheum Theaters, San Jose American Musical Theater, and many New York visiting touring companies. He has performed with a long list of popular stars including, Bobby McFerrin, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, Mel Torme, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Vicky Carr, and Tony Bennett. Mr. Zahorsky has recorded professionally with the Dave Eshelman, Mike Vax, and Full Faith and Credit Big Bands. has recorded on a number of jazz recordings with several Big Bands. He can be heard playing bass trombone on most of the Dave Eshelman "Jazz Garden" albums, the "Mike Vax Orchestra", and the "Full Faith and Credit" big band directed by Rich Bice.


Larry Zalkind - Classical
USA - Salt Lake City, UT
Larry Zalkind, Principal Trombone for the Utah Symphony, began his trombone studies at the age of 8. His first choice had been the trumpet after hearing Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.


Kiane Zawadi - Jazz Improv
USA
Zawadi had his first professional gig with Barry Harris and Sonny Stitt in 1951 and worked at the famous Bluebird Inn on weekends for awhile with Alvin Jackson, Milt Jackson's bassist brother. He came to New York City in June, 1959 with Yusef Latief to record and work a few gigs.


Si Zentner - Swing 1917 - 2000
USA
Although he started learning the violin at the age of 4, Zentner switched to trombone and won a college scholarship for his playing ability. In the beginning, he was a classical musician, but he moved into more commercial music after playing on a session with Andre Kostelanetz. He joined Les Brown's big band in 1940, then moved on to work with Harry James and Jimmy Dorsey. -
He settled in Los Angeles during the war to raise his family and worked in the studio system. From 1949 to 1955, he was on the staff of MGM, working on such films as "Singing in the Rain" and "A Star is Born."


Nathan Zgonc - All Styles
USA
Washington DC, WA
Petty Officer Nathan M. Zgonc has a master's degree from the San Francisco Conservatory and a bachelor's degree from Indiana University at Bloomington. He attended The Manhattan School of Music and is currently working on his doctorate at the University of Maryland.


Dmitri Zheleznov - Classical
Russia
Bass Trombonist, Russian National Orchestra - Dmitry Zheleznyov was born in 1980. While he was still a student at the Gnesins' School (studying under V. Pachkayev), he became a soloist in the All World Children's Symphonic Orchestra, led by L. Nikolayev.


Jerry Zigmont - Swing
USA - New Haven, CT
Shires
Jerry Zigmont A devotee of the "gut-bucket" trombone style, Jerry began studying music at the age of 12. During high school, he performed in local marching bands, drum corps, jazz bands, classical orchestras, and later earned degrees in Performance and Music Education.


Larry Zimmerman - Classical
USA - Philadelphia, PA
Larry Zimmerman is Principal Trombonist of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra and the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. He is also a member of the Chestnut Brass Company, a Grammy-winning brass quintet from Philadelphia, and has toured and recorded extensively with that group.


Randy Zimmerman - Latin
USA - Austin, TX
Trombonist/Composer/Arranger - Randy Zimmerman began his professional playing career as the lead trombonist with North Texas State University's famous One O'Clock Lab Band. Randy then went on to perform with such notable artists as: Tito Puente, La India, El Cano, Estermera, Tito Allen, Eddie Santiago, to mention a few.


James Zimmermann - All Styles
Canada - St. Catharines, Ontario
Bach 50B2GOH / Schilke 60
Started career on Tuba in the North Vancouver Youth Band at the age of 8. Switched to Tenor trombone while in the Nigra Youth Orchestra at 16. Went for the glory of the Bass Trombone sound one year later. At age 20 went to McGill University for Music Performance. Studied under Ted Griffiths, Peter Sulliv- an, and many others.


Pepijn Zoon - Jazz Improv - Pepijn Zoon [bio at this site]
Netherlands - Rotterdam, ZH
Yamaha Tenor / Yamaha 48
Pepijn studied trombone in pre-education with Jilt Jansma, solo trombonist of the Gelders Orchestra. Now he studies at the Rotterdam School of Arts with Bart van Lier and Ilja Reijngoud. His technical teacher there is Remko de Jager.


Dmitri Zorkin - Classical
Russia - Moscow
Principal Trombonist, Russian National Orchestra.


Albert Zuijderduin - Classical
Netherlands - The Hague, ZH
Albert Zuijderduin was born in Delft, Netherlands in a very active musical family. After having played in the local band as well as the National Youth Band he began his musical studies at the "Koninklijk Conservatorium" in The Hague on tuba! The switch to trombone was made within a very short time.


Bret Zvacek - Swing
USA - New York, NY
Yamaha YSL-653
Bret Zvacek, trombonist, composer, arranger and educator is Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Music at The Crane School of Music, Potsdam, New York, and has also served as an adjunct faculty member of the Jazz Studies department at McGill University, Montreal.


Harm Zwamborn - Jazz Improv
Netherlands - Papendrecht
King 5B silver bell / Bach 1 1/2 G


Mike Zwerin - Jazz Improv
France - Paris
Mike Zwerin has worn two hats for almost 60 years. In 1948, at the age of 18, he played trombone with Miles Davis’s “Birth of the Cool” at the Royal Roost club on Broadway.

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