Born: March 21, 1977 Primary Instrument: Trombone
Christian Pincock is a trombonist and composer in the New York area who works in many different musical situations and settings. Throughout his career as a performing artist, he has played in jazz big bands, standard jazz groups, rock bands, free jazz groups, traditional dixiland bands, trombone choirs and quartets, progressive jazz bands, brass quintets, and symphony orchestras. He has performed Internationally at the Louis Armstrong International Jazz Competition in La Havre, France and the Chiliwack Jazz Festival in Brittish Columbia, and in the United States at venues such as Bridland, Niagara, the Newyorekan, Jordan Hall in Boston, and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
As a composer and arranger, Christian Pincock has written works for large jazz ensembles, small combo groups, brass quintet, trombone choir, vocal choir, and electronically realized virtual ensembles. Groups that have performed Christian's works include the New England Conservatory Jazz Composers Orchestra under the direction of Bob Brookmeyer, the Manhattan School of Music Concert Big Band and Trombone Choir, and many other large and small jazz groups. In Boston, he has written for the Indigo Invention Group, a 12-piece jazz/rock band that includes spoken word stories with the groups' original music, and writes for his own bands in New York.
Christian Pincock holds a Bachelor of Music degree from New England Conservatory in Boston and a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music. He has studied improvisation and composition with Bob Brookmeyer, Steve Turre, David Taylor, Bevan Manson, John Mosca, Scott Hartman, and John McNeil; and has had the opportunity to play in groups led by great artists such as Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton, Maria Schneider, Bobby Sanabria, Curtis Fuller, George Lewis, Slide Hampton and George Russell. Christian Pincock currently leads and composes for his jazz quintet, his 17-piece jazz orchestra, and various experimental groups in New York City.