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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis | 2016 International Tour Schedule

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Here is the 2016 International tour schedule for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

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Mason Brothers Interview with Mike Davis for Bone2Pick

bone2pick mason brothersElliot viagrasansordonnancefr.com and Brad were featured in a music interview series – Bone2Pick by Michael Davis. They discussed a wide range of topics, from their childhood and musical beginnings, through to current projects, teaching concepts and developing Elliot’s horn with B.A.C Horn Doctor Inc.

Watch it here: Bone2Pick – Mason Brothers

Elliot Mason & Wayne Shorter interview | Barbican Residency

elliot mason interview ben eshmade barbican wayne shorter jlcoHere is an interview of Elliot talking with Ben Eshmade regarding the JLCO’s London residency at the Barbican Centre. He discusses how he came cialisfrance24.com to the United States, what it’s like to grow up in a house full of musicians, influences and the upcoming concert with Wayne Shorter at the Barbican.

Wayne’s interview starts at 18 minutes in, Elliot continues afterwards.

Listen to the interview here: Elliot Mason Interview with Ben Eshmade

Sketches of Elliot Mason drawn by Toshiaki Kitazato

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Toshiaki Kitazato, known for his sketches of jazz musicians, draws two pictures of Elliot Mason

Click here to see both pictures

Elliot Mason & Sofijazz performing in Novi Sad

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Elliot and Sofija Knezevic will be performing at the jazz cub in Novi Sad – Firchie Think Tank Studio on Friday January 8th, at 10 p.m. local time.

For tickets and more information visit

Sofijazz & Elliot Mason in Novi Sad

Mason Brothers & Sofijazz at the Norwich Jazz Club

mason brothers sofijazz sofija knezevic norwich jazz clubThe Mason Brothers & Sofija Knezevic will be having their Norwich Jazz Club does levitra expire annual performance, Sunday, December 27th at 7:30 p.m. local time.

For more information / RSVP click here

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis plus special guest Aretha Franklin

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Watch Elliot Mason and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, plus special guest Aretha Franklin, tonight 8 p.m. EST

Watch buy-trusted-tablets.com it on Livestream here

Elliot Mason’s solo on Resolution from A Love Supreme

elliot mason love supreme john coltrane soloHere is a video clip of Elliot playing a solo with the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis, on Resolution from John Coltrane’s – A Love Supreme.

Watch it here: Elliot Mason solo on Resolution, A Love Supreme

Elliot Mason Testing his Signature Series Model B.A.C. Trombones

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Here’s a video of Elliot playing and talking about all versions of his Signature Series Custom Trombone by B.A.C. (Click here)

Elliot Mason – B.A.C. Signature Series Custom Trombone
Designed by Artists for Artists, developed by: Elliot Mason, Michael Corrigan, Andy Vavricek.

The goal was to develop a new, unique and personalized trombone for all.
Some of the Elliot Mason Signature Series features are: Custom specs, multiple choices of high quality metals options, numerous screw bells, elliptical slide crooks, threaded balancing counter weights, multi-directional adjustable thumb rest and diverse lead pipe variants.

Elliot Mason soloing on The Lost Waltz | Music of Dave Brubeck

elliot mason jlco wynton marsalis dave brubeck lost waltzHere is a video of Elliot’s solo on The Lost Waltz by Dave Brubeck from a concert dedicated to his music at Jazz ohnerezeptfreikauf mit sitz in london at Lincoln Center. Also featuring Wynton Marsalis, arrangement by Ted Nash.

Watch it here: Elliot Mason and JLCO with Wynton Marsalis play Brubeck

Elliot Mason playing with Chick Corea | Solo video at the Hollywood Bowl

elliot mason chick corea hollywood bowlHere is the video from Elliot’s solo with Chick Corea and JLCO at the Hollywood Bowl. As Elliot started the solo, the concert’s curfew clock was under 3 minutes, it was an exciting and educating video of Elliot interacting with rhythm section and making music while being conscious of building it back in to the melody while the seconds were running down.

Watch it here: Elliot Mason & Chick Corea at the Hollywood Bowl

Elliot Mason performing with the Sofijazz Quintet at the 55 Bar

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This Sunday, July 26th 2015, Elliot Mason will be performing with Sofijazz Quintet (Sofija Knezevic, Rodney Green, Orlando le Fleming, Mike Moreno) at the 55 Bar at 9:30 p.m. EST

 

Video of Elliot Mason performing with the Sofijazz Quintet

sofijazzHere’s a video of Elliot soloing with the Sofijazz Quintet. Featuring: Obed Calvaire – Drums, Luques Curtis – Bass, Tuomo Uusitalo – Piano

Click here to see the video

Elliot Mason performing with Sofijazz Quintet at the 55 Bar

sofijazz quintetThis Sunday, May 17th 2015, Elliot will be performing with Sofijazz Quintet at the 55 Bar (55 Christopher St. NY), also featuring Rodney Green, Orlando le Fleming and Dan Nimmer.

For more information visit: www.55bar.com

Elliot Mason | Solo video from the concert with the JLCO & Wayne Shorter

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Here is a video clip of Elliot’s solo from last nights concert with Wayne Shorter. There is still one more to go tomorrow night, in case you can’t make it, you can always watch us on live stream at 8 p.m. EST.

Watch it here: Elliot Mason solo / Wayne Shorter

 

Elliot Mason | Solo video on Chick Corea’s Straight Up and Down

elliot mayo soloHere is a video of Elliot soloing on Chick Corea’s Straight Up and Down, from a last nights performance at the Mayo Performing Arts Center.

Watch the video here: Elliot Mason solo on Straight up and Down – Chick Corea

Elliot Mason | Q & A at Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile

Elliot q&a santiago chileJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Elliot Mason leads a Q&A with students, before the performance at Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile.

Jazz Across The Americas Tour 2015 | Elliot Mason with the JLCO

jlco jazz across the americas elliotElliot will be traveling with the Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis to kick off the Jazz Across the Americas South American tour this upcoming week. Countries include: Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil.

For a full list of locations and tour dates click here

Elliot Mason | Practice Tip

elliot berklee clinicHere is a practice tip that Elliot gave while being an Artist in Residence at Berklee College of Music:

“My practice tip would be to make use of the time you have. Try writing down topics you need/want to work on and put together a schedule that divides your time by the topics listed. I would recommend splitting your practice regime in to two halves, fundamentals/technical (dealing with your instrument) & improvising/expression (working on your musicality). Make sure you’re really working on your subjects while leaving time to enjoy music so practicing doesn’t become a chore.”

Elliot Mason | Berklee College of Music Artist in Residence

elliot berklee artist in residenceElliot had the great pleasure of returning to Berklee College of Music and the Brass Department to perform, give masterclasses, private lessons and brass clinics during his 3 day residence. He spoke about improvisation, technique, how to practice, the positive and negatives of playing a brass instrument, music business and many other things.

Elliot Mason soloing with Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO

elliot mason chick corea marseilleHere is a video of Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis and Elliot Mason soloing with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Festival Jazz des Cinq Continents in Marseille.

Watch it here: Elliot Mason, Chick Corea & Wynton Marsalis

Mason Brothers Interview with Mike Davis for Bone2Pick

bone2pick mason brothersElliot and Brad were featured in a music interview series – Bone2Pick by Michael Davis. They discussed a wide range of topics, from their childhood and musical beginnings, through to current projects, teaching concepts and developing Elliot’s horn with B.A.C Horn Doctor Inc.

Watch it here: Bone2Pick – Mason Brothers

Elliot Mason was one of the judges for the ITA J.J. Johnson Competition

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Elliot Mason was recently a judge for the prestigious International Trombone Association  J.J. Johnson Jazz Trombone Competition 2015.

Elliot Mason with the Wynton Marsalis Septet – Jazz in Marciac | Video

Elliot Marciac WyntonHere is a video of Elliot playing with the Wynton Marsalis Septet at the jazz festival in France – Jazz in Marciac. This is one of Wynton’s compositions  that Elliot is playing a solo over – Jean Louis is Everywhere. The video also features Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Ted Nash (alto sax), Walter Blanding (tenor sax), Ali Jackson (drums), Dan Nimmer (piano) and Carlos Henriquez (bass).

You can watch the video here: Elliot Mason with the Wynton Marsalis Septet

Elliot Mason and Sofijazz at the Norwich Jazz Club

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Elliot Mason and Sofija Knezevic talk to the EDP about returning to Norwich to perform at Elliot’s childhood local Jazz Club. They discuss the Norwich Jazz Club, performing together and how they met special guest vibraphonist Lewis Wright.

To read the full article click here

 

Elliot Mason Christmas feature video | JLCO playing Jingle Bells

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Here is a video of Elliot Mason soloing over James Pierpont’s song – Jingle Bells with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from the 2013 Christmas Tour.

Watch it here: Elliot Mason & JLCO – Jingle Bells

A short video of Elliot’s performance with the Sofijazz Quintet

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Here is a short video of Elliot Mason playing a solo over Sofija Knezevic’s arrangement of Kisa Pada (a Serbian lullaby) with the Sofijazz Quintet. Featuring: Rodney Green, Orlando Le Fleming and Jeb Patton.

You can watch the video here: Elliot Mason playing Kisa Pada

Warming Up on the Trombone with Elliot Mason & Chris Crenshaw

Warming up on tromboneJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonists Chris Crenshaw and Elliot Mason discuss their warm up routines and strategies, showing you their techniques to improving your tone and how to warm up properly.

You can watch the video here: Warming Up on Trombone

Ticket Giveaway | Mason Brothers Quintet live album recording at Dizzy’s

Mason BrothersGiveaway | – 2 Free Tickets to the Mason Brothers Quintet live album recording at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in New York, Sept 3rd, 9:30pm show*
All you have to do is share this post and sign the mailing list here: http://masonbrothersquintet.com (if you’re not on our list already)
Tomorrow, Labor Day, we will randomly pick one winner to receive 2 tickets!

Vote for Elliot and Brad in 79th Annual Downbeat Readers Poll

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Vote for Elliot and Brad in the 79th Annual Downbeat Readers Poll survey here: VOTE

Elliot playing with the Wynton Marsalis Septet in Marciac

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Elliot is playing with Wynton Marsalis Septet, in Marciac, France, at the Jazz In Marciac Festival.

You will be able to watch the show through lifestream at: wyntonmarsalis.org/live , 11 p.m. CET (5 p.m. EDT) on August 11th 2014

Elliot was featured in the BTS Autumn Issue of “The Trombonist”

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Elliot is the featured artist of the Autumn Issue of the British Trombone Society (BTS) The Trombonist Magazine. Some of the topics discussed in the interview are: How to create your own unique voice on the trombone, how he got the position at the JLCO, what made him move to America, who his teachers were and how important his early stages of development in Norwich, UK were.

 

Click here to read the full interview

The Mason Brothers Quintet @ Dizzy’s – Sept 2nd & 3rd

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

Click here to make a reservation

Mason Brothers Quintet on SiriusXM

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The Mason Brothers Quintet was featured on SiriusXM Real Jazz, August 22nd & 24th. The hour long broadcast included music from their live show in April from Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Personnel included Dave Kikoski – Piano, Johnathan Blake – Drums, Matt Penman – Bass, Elliot Mason – Trombone & Brad Mason – Trumpet

Brad performing with Blood, Sweat & Tears

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Brad will be performing again with the legendary band Blood Sweat & Tears this August.

The Mason Brothers Quintet at The 55 Bar NYC – July 7th

55Bar July7The 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 an interview with Wynton Marsalis

Cambridge NewsElliot 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

Click here to read the full interview

Brad Touring with Diana Ross

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Click here for more info

Brad with The Bernie Williams Band

space2_feb12Brad 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.

 

 

Elliot Performs Trombone Workshops for Essentially Ellington

EE ClinicThe 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.

U.K. June Tour Dates – Elliot with the JLCO

UK Dates copyElliot 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. 

Click here for more info

Elliot Performs a Masterclass for NYU’s Jazz Studies Program

NYUElliot 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.

Mason Brothers Quintet @ Dizzy’s – Tues April 15th

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The Mason Brothers continue their musical journey as they premier new works, as well as bring to life music from their latest album ‘Two Sides, One Story’  Sets at 7:30pm & 9:30pm                 | Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola | 10 Columbus Cir #5, New York, 10019 Phone: (212) 258-9595

The Mason Brothers Quintet will feature some of New York City’s finest jazz musicians: Dave Kikoski – Piano, Johnathan Blake – Drums, Matt Penman – Bass, Elliot Mason – Trombone & Bass Trumpet, Brad Mason – Trumpet & Flugelhorn.

Click here to make reservations

The Mason Brothers record an episode for Capsulocity

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Capsulocity is a web series that aims to capture the new era of Jazz in New York City. Brad and Elliot were featured in Capsulocity’s series ” That’s Killin’ ” They performed as a duo, starting with true improv in the moment, that found a path to Rhythm Changes.

 

Elliot Performs a Masterclass at CSUN

CSUNWhile on the road with the JLCO, Elliot performed a clinic at California State University, Northridge [CSUN] for their Jazz Studies program. Elliot wrote: ‘It was such a pleasure to meet and hear everyone, I was inspired to experience their reception, hunger, curiosity, talent and openness to constructive criticism, this program definitely has something special. Many thanks to Gary Pratt & Bob McChesney’

JLCO Hosts: Kenny Garrett & The Music of Mulgrew Miller

KennyGarrettThe JLCO featured the music of pianist Mulgrew Miller, and the music of saxophonist Kenny Garrett, featuring Kenny Garrett. Miller and Garrett’s paths intersected during tenures with Mercer Ellington, Woody Shaw, and Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. As usual, it was an honor to perform this music with the unique sound and sensibility of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

The jazz community was saddened by the loss of Mulgrew Miller in May 2013. The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis performed these concerts in honor of Mulgrew Miller.

Elliot with Kenny Rampton’s Octet @ Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola

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Elliot performed at Dizzy’s, Wednesday February 12th with the Kenny Rampton Octet. Performing songs from the recently released CD, “Moon Over Babylon”. The Octet also featured: Kenny Rampton (Trumpet/Cornet) Bill Sims Jr. (Guitar/Vocals) Sherman Irby (Alto/Flute) Donny McCaslin (Tenor/Soprano) Brian Charette (Organ/Piano) Daniel Stein (Acoustic Bass) Tony Mason (Drums)

Elliot performs for Wynton Marsalis’s Lecture @ Harvard University

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Elliot performed at Harvard University for Wynton Marsalis’s concert lecture focusing on New Orleans, titled “New Orleans: The Birth of Jazz”. This series also featured trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis, Lucien Barbarin (trombone/vocals), Jonathan Batiste (piano), Troy Davis (drums), Vince Giordano (tuba/bass), Victor Goines (reeds), Marcus Printup (cornet), Don Vappie (6-string banjo/vocals) and Michael White (clarinet).

Elliot Mason Signature Series Trombones at NAMM

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Elliot joined Mike Corrigan and B.A.C. Trombones at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) in Anaheim, California. Elliot was there to answer questions, demonstrate and perform on his newly released signature series line of custom trombones.

Brad performs with Blood, Sweat & Tears

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Brad performed with Blood, Sweat & Tears (BS&T) January 18th at the Montbleu Theater, Lake Tahoe NV joining section mates Carl Fischer, Ken Gioffre & Charlie Davis.

Click here to read a review

Brad with Bernie Williams Band in LI

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Bernie Williams Band performed at The Space at Westbury LI on Friday January 17th. The band features Richie Cannata – Sax, Erin Cannata – Vocals & percussion, Joel Rosenblat – Drums, Gene Perez – Bass, Julio Fernandez – Guitar, Chris Clark – Keyboards & Brad Mason – Trumpet.

Click here to read a review

Brad Mason Quintet @ The Empire State Building

The Brad Mason Quintet performed at the Empire State Building for their New Years Eve brunch time party at the observatory. Featuring Anibal Rojas – Sax, Ferenc Nemeth – Drums, Orlando Lefleming – Bass, Art Hirahara – Piano & Brad Mason – Trumpet.

Mason Brothers – Featured Article in UK Newspaper

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The Mason brothers were interviewed for an article in their childhood hometown newspaper. Brad & Elliot, who had not played in Norwich, UK together for 6 years, had an extremely warm welcome, selling out their local Jazz Club. They were joined by vocalist Sofija Knezevic, plus special guests Lewis Wright & their mother, Christine Vance. They performed originals, standards, Jobim, Horace Silver, Chick Corea and Sonny Rollins.

Click here to read full article

A BED AND A CHAIR: A New York Love Affair

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Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis compare musical notes on their shared passion for our city in A BED AND A CHAIR: A New York Love Affair, an original production from New York City Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Cyrille Aimée, Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis and Bernadette Peters headline the show, directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator John Doyle. A BED AND A CHAIR features more than two dozen Sondheim compositions, each piece newly re-imagined under the music direction of Wynton Marsalis and performed by Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

‘Two Sides, One Story’ Review from Jazzblog.ca

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It’s all in the family – It’s always a pleasure to be reviewed alongside other great musicians in our field, especially when they share a similar family musical bond. Here’s a recent review by Peter Hum from Jazzblog.ca of three impressive musical sibling-based acts in jazz, the Mason Brothers, Clayton Brothers & Caswell Sisters.                               Click here for full review

The Music of Wayne Shorter @ Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola

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Elliot is performing with ‘Endangered Species’ playing the music of Wayne Shorter – directed by David Weiss. Aug 22-25, sets at 7:30pm & 9:30pm | Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola

This 12 piece band features: Tim Green – Alto, Marcus Strickland – Tenor, J.D. Allen – Tenor Sax, Norbert Stachel – Baritone, Elliot Mason & Joe Fiedler – Trombone, Jeremy Pelt & Augie Hass – Trumpet, Geri Allen / Xavier Davis – Piano, Dwayne Burno – Bass, Nate Smith – Drums

Elliot with Sofija Knezevic at the 55 Bar

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Some pics from the 55 Bar on Tuesday August 6th.                     Elliot was featured with Sofija Knezevic’s band, alongside Arturo Stable – Percussion, Robert Rodriquez – Piano & Orlando Le Fleming – Bass.

Diana Ross Review – LA Times

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A review in the Los Angeles Times, Brad performing with Diana Ross at the Hollywood Bowl concert in L.A.

Click here for full review

 

Elliot & Brad – Article in UK Paper

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Elliot & Brad were interviewed for an article in their local paper. Elliot, who had not played in his hometown for 6 years, had an extremely warm welcome, selling out his childhood local jazz club in Norwich, UK. He was joined by Sofija Knezevic, they performed some Jobim, Horace Silver, Chick Corea, standards and originals.

Click here to read article

 

 

Brad On Tour with Diana Ross

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Brad will be on tour with Diana Ross this August. Dates in the U.S. include: Palm Springs CA, San Francisco CA, Los Angeles CA, Boston MA, Providence RI, Hartford CT, Stamford CT, Vienna VA, Newark NJ, Atlantic City NJ.

 

JLCO featuring Chick Corea

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Now in his seventies, the pianist-composer Chick Corea will be celebrated during JALC’s 25th Anniversary Season with a multi-venue festival. On the Rose Theater portion, Corea will reconnect with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in a reprise of their highly acclaimed collaborations in 2011, performing deeply original arrangements by JLCO members of Corea’s masterful songbook. This interplay showcases Corea’s singular abilities as a musical storyteller, with vocabulary that contain a global range of reference-Bach and bebop, Bartok and the blues, Mozart and montunos, Ravel and rumba, Stravinsky and samba, all tempered with the language of swing and the Spanish Tinge.

MASON BROTHERS QUINTET @ WORLDWIDE PLAZA NYC THURSDAY MAY 30TH

MBQ May 30th (small)The Mason Brothers Quintet will be performing a free concert at the Worldwide Plaza NYC (8th Ave, between 50th & 51st Street) on Thursday May 30th, 12pm – 2pm.  Their amazing personnel consists of Johnathan Blake – Drums, Dave Kikoski – Piano, Orlando Le Fleming – Bass, Elliot Mason – Trombone & Bass Trumpet, Brad Mason – Trumpet. They will be performing music from “Two Sides, One Story”

 

MASON BROTHERS QUINTET @ 55BAR NYC THURSDAY MAY 23rd

MBQ May 23rd (small)The Mason Brothers Quintet will be performing at the 55Bar NYC (55 Christopher St. & 7th Ave) on Thursday May 23rd for 2 sets 10pm & 11:30pm.  Their all-star band consists of Ali Jackson – Drums, Dave Kikoski – Piano, Carlos Henriquez – Bass, Elliot Mason – Trombone & Bass Trumpet, Brad Mason – Trumpet. They will be performing music from“Two Sides, One Story”

Elliot performs 2 masterclasses in Florida

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Elliot performs a masterclass with the Community Arts Program, Coral Gables, FL. This High School is one of the fifteen bands selected as finalists in the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, held each May in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Elliot also performed a clinic through Essentially Ellington’s outreach program at Michael Krop Senior High School in Miami, Florida

Elliot – Interview for Jazz Journal

sizedElliot was interviewed by Bruce Lindsay for Jazz Journal, covering questions about the uniqueness of the JLCO, young emerging players, NY vs the UK jazz scene and future projects with the Mason Brothers Quintet.

Click for the full interview

Brad & Elliot both receive writer awards from ASCAP

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Brad & Elliot both receive individual ASCAP writer awards for their writing on their debut album –  Two Sides, One Story.

Elliot featured on Theatre By The Sea

TheatreElliot is featured on Janek Gwizdala’s latest album, Theatre By The Sea.                   Personnel includes: Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua, Janek Gwizdala, Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, Bob Franceschini, Nir Felder, Lizzy Loeb and Sergio Vallin.

Click here to download this album for free.

Mason Brothers Quintet @ 55Bar NYC Thursday March 28th

Mar28The Mason Brothers Quintet will be performing at the 55Bar NYC (55 Christopher St. & 7th Ave) on Thursday March 28th for 2 sets 10pm & 12am.  Their all-star band consists of Clarence Penn – Drums, Eldar Djangirov – Piano, Luques Curtis – Bass, Elliot Mason – Trombone & Bass Trumpet, Brad Mason – Trumpet. They will be performing music from “Two Sides, One Story”

Elliot gives a clinic at UNLV

Elliot gives a clinic at UNLV

While on the road with the JLCO, Elliot stops by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to give a clinic to their Jazz Studies Program.

Brad w/Richie Cannata’s Band @ Blues Alley in DC

300315_4534232158640_280114297_nBrad will be performing with Richie Cannata’s Band at Blues Alley in Washington DC March 13th. The band features Richie Cannata, Julio Fernandez, Chris Clarke, Gene Perez, Joel Rosenblatt & Eren Cannata. 2 sets 8pm & 10pm

Mason Brothers Quintet @ 55Bar NYC Thursday Feb 28th

830324_10151306683863471_451331904_oThe Mason Brothers Quintet will perform at the 55Bar NYC (55 Christopher St. & 7th Ave) Thursday February 28th for 2 sets 10pm & 12am. Their all-star band consists of Dave Kikoski – Piano, Matt Penman – Bass, Johnathan Blake – Drums, Elliot Mason – Trombone & Bass Trumpet, Brad Mason – Trumpet. They will be performing music from “Two Sides, One Story”

Brad to perform w/Caro Emerald’s upcoming US Tour

775745_497481696962013_985511164_oBrad will be performing with the Dutch jazz star Caro Emerald on her first US Tour. Shows in LA @ The ElRey Theatre Jan 22nd & NYC @ Le Poisson Rouge Jan 24th plus more..

Elliot & Brad record on Victor Goines new big band recording

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Brad joins the JLCO trumpet section for a couple of songs on Victor Goines upcoming big band recording, Elliot enjoyed playing lead in this fantastic section. The CD includes a suite written by Mr Goines for the great Benny Goodman. The CD features the JLCO including Wynton Marsalis, Jon Faddis & Wycliffe Gordon.

Brad w/Morgan James @ 54 Below

Brad will be joining power house singer Morgan James and her band January 12th at 54 Below in NYC. Featuring Morgan James, David Cook, Doug Wamble, Ron Blake, Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland & Brad Mason.

Brad performed @ The Dave Brubeck Tribute Concert

Brad performed at the Dave Brubeck Tribute (Birthday) concert Dec 6th at the Palace Theater Waterbury CT featuring Darius Brubeck, Richie Cannata, Bernie Williams, Rachel Z, Omar Hakim and many others.

Northwestern student ensemble @ Dizzy’s NYC

Brad & Elliot will be supporting their students from Northwestern University tonight November 6th at Dizzy’s Club CocaCola NYC. The student ensemble will perform standards & originals, 2 sets 8pm & 10pm.

Brad with the Christian McBride BigBand

Brad will be playing with the Christian McBride Big Band at the NJPAC October 17th for the Jazz for Kids event. Featuring Christian McBride, Pat Metheny, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley & George Duke.

Brad performing with Richie Cannata & Bernie Williams

This weekend Brad will perform with the Richie Cannata Band & the Bernie Williams Band for shows in Long Island, West Hamptons & Yonkers.

Brad performing with the Christian McBride BigBand

Brad will be performing with the Christian McBride Big Band at the Troy Performing Arts Center in St. Louis Saturday April 21st.

The JLCO will perform with Paul Simon & Aaron Neville

In a unique and historic collaboration, legendary musician and songwriter Paul Simon and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis will perform together for three nights at concerts entitled “The Paul Simon Songbook.”