John Rojak,

trombone

John became a member of the American Brass Quintet in 1991, joining their residencies at The Juilliard School and the Aspen Music Festival. He is bass trombonist of the New York Pops, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, IRIS, Stamford Symphony, and Little Orchestra Society. John has performed and recorded with the New York Philharmonic, Orpheus, and Solisti New York, and performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra. His Broadway shows include Les Miserables, Sugar Babies, and The Producers and he has performed with Metallica, Peter Gabriel, and Styx, as well as for Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis. Solo CDs include Rojak Rocks on Navona, The Romantic Bass Trombone on MMC, Bass Hits, the Bass Trombone Concerti of Eric Ewazen on Albany Records, and The Essential Rochut on Belle Records. John has given master classes throughout the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, Mexico, and Brazil. He has been an adjudicator for Fischoff, Concert Artists Guild, Coleman and other solo and chamber music competitions. John serves as artist-faculty at The Juilliard School Aspen, Music Festival and Colorado College Summer Music Festival. He is an artist representative for Michael Rath Trombones and plays a custom made R9 model.