Here is the 2016 International tour schedule for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.
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Here is the 2016 International tour schedule for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.
Elliot 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
Here 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
Toshiaki Kitazato, known for his sketches of jazz musicians, draws two pictures of Elliot Mason
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Watch it here: Elliot Mason solo on Resolution, A Love Supreme
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.
Here 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
Here 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
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
This 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
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
Watch the video here: Elliot Mason solo on Straight up and Down – Chick Corea
Elliot 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
“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 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.
Watch it here: Elliot Mason, Chick Corea & Wynton Marsalis
Elliot 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
Here 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 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.
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
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
Jazz 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
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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 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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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 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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
A review in the Los Angeles Times, Brad performing with Diana Ross at the Hollywood Bowl concert in L.A.
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.
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.
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”
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 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 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.
Brad & Elliot both receive individual ASCAP writer awards for their writing on their debut album – Two Sides, One Story.
Elliot 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.
The 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”
The 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
This weekend Brad will perform with the Richie Cannata Band & the Bernie Williams Band for shows in Long Island, West Hamptons & Yonkers.
Brad will be performing with the Christian McBride Big Band at the Troy Performing Arts Center in St. Louis Saturday April 21st.
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.”