Rojak to Give Aspen’s First Bass Trombone Performance



The Aspen Music Festival is one of the most outstanding music festivals and summer academies in the world today. While this festival has gone on since 1949, not once has there been a bass trombone concerto performance – until now.

On Saturday, August 19th, John Rojak of the American Brass Quintet will perform Daniel Schnyder’s subZERO Concerto for Bass Trombone on a chamber music concert. The American Brass Quintet has held a residency at Aspen since 1970 and are the main coaches for brass chamber groups at the festival.

The performance will include performances of the following pieces:

Conrad Wilson – Outline
Gabriel Fauré – Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, op. 15
Leoš Janáček – Violin Sonata

Click here for more information, tickets, and specific location of this performance.

Listen to this interview (start at 22:39) with John Rojak on Aspen Public Radio regarding the upcoming performance.

Click here to read an LRM review of the American Brass Quintet newest recording, Perspectives


Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith is a trombonist, brass teacher, and blogger. He studied music performance at both Grace College and Carnegie Mellon University, and currently is the bass trombonist for Orchestra Iowa and the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, Jeremy started Last Row Music as an online resource of job postings and artist links for brass musicians around the world. When he is not performing or blogging, Jeremy is giving brass lessons to students throughout the country from his home in Centerburg, Ohio.