Live recording: September 2nd & 3rd
The Mason Brothers continue their musical journey as they prepare to record their highly anticipated second album, Chapter 2: Efflorescence, live at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. The all new works will feature a fresh cast of today’s finest jazz musicians: Dave Kikoski – Piano, Johnathan Blake – Drums, Matt Penman – Bass, Elliot Mason – Trombone & Bass Trumpet, Brad Mason – Trumpet & Flugelhorn.
| Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola | 10 Columbus Cir #5, New York, 10019
Sets at 7:30pm & 9:30pm Phone: (212) 258-9595
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The Mason Brothers Quintet will be performing at the 55 Bar NYC on Monday July 7th.
2 sets – 10pm & 11:15pm. The Mason Brothers Quintet will feature: Clarence Penn – Drums, Dave Kikoski – Piano, Matt Penman – Bass, Elliot Mason – Trombone & Bass Trumpet, Brad Mason – Trumpet & Flugelhorn. They will be performing new music as well as music from “Two Sides, One Story”
55 Bar – 55 Christopher St. & 7th Ave (212) 929-9883
Elliot was mentioned in Wynton Marsalis’s interview for Cambridge News. When the question “How did a Brit come to be part of the orchestra?” was asked, Wynton explained the process and talks about Elliot and his family. “He’s unbelievable as a trombonist, there’s such virtuosity and clarity in his playing, but he is even greater as a person. As a person, he is like pure gold. He gives so much, and is always keen to give himself fresh musical challenges. His mother and father are both jazz musicians and his brother too. It’s in his blood. He can sing a melody out from the trombone; it’s like a human voice the way he plays it” -Wynton Marsalis
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Brad will be touring this summer with Diana Ross for the “In The Name Of Love Tour”. Some of the places they will be going are: Worcester-MA, Atlantic City-NJ, New York-NY, Mashantucket-CT, Albany-NY, Philadelphia-PA, Baltimore-MD, Vienna-VA & finish with 2 nights at the Montreal Jazz Festival in Montreal-QC.
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Brad will be performing with the Bernie Williams Band on June 8th Ridgefield CT (plus an afternoon celebrity softball game), 14th Newtown NJ & 15th Syracuse NY. The all-star band features Richie Cannata – Sax, Erin Cannata – Vocals & percussion, Joel Rosenblat – Drums, Gene Perez – Bass, Julio Fernandez – Guitar, Chris Clark – Keyboards & Brad Mason – Trumpet.
The annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival is one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world. Each year, high school musicians from across North America travel to New York City to spend three days immersed in workshops, jam sessions, rehearsals and performances at the “House of Swing,” home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Elliot performed 2 trombone workshops focusing on trombone fundamentals, how to approach performing the music of Duke Ellington, playing as a section and understanding the architecture of the arrangement.
Elliot will be on tour in the U.K. this June with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Cities include: Harrogate, Cambridge, Basingstoke, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh and London. All tour dates are now up on the site, you can see cities, dates, times, ticket prices, and even click on ‘buy tickets’ to be taken to the appropriate website to purchase tickets to the show(s) you desire.
Upcoming Mason Brothers Quintet and JLCO gigs have also been updated.
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Elliot was a guest clinician at NYU’s Collegium class. He gave a lecture about life as a jazz musician living in New York, being a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and how to manage practice time while being on the road for 4-5 months of the year. Elliot performed music from ‘Two Sides, One Story’ with the students, touching on communication, comping within a sound, playing in odd time signatures and how to use your inspirations to help create music.