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Mason Brothers Quintet

Brad and Elliot Mason hail from Norwich, England, a quiet city 100 miles north of London. Their father, Barry Mason, a trumpet/trombone player and teacher, and their mother, Christine Vance, a jazz vocalist, introduced the young brothers early on to such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Rosolino, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. While only in their teens, Brad and Elliot became highly skilled in jazz improvisation and they were soon renowned for their maturity and musicality. Alone, each musician is outstanding, but together, the brothers' almost psychic connection creates improvisational magic. Today, based in New York, they are taking their unique contemporary sound beyond the boundaries of improvisation and composition to heights both dramatic and inspirational.

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I was captivated by their first CD Two Sides One Story and this record, let’s say, just takes it from where they left off and while maintaining that tradition, shows them both blossoming and breaking new ground and new perspectives. -RANDY BRECKER
Primary Instrument

Band/orchestra

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

2008 – Present Jazz Trombone Instructor at Northwestern University
2006 - Present Jazz Trombone Instructor at The New School, NYC
1996 - Present Jazz Trombone Private Lessons

Clinic/Workshop Information

2008 - Present Clinician for BAC Trombones
2006 – Present Clinician/Education with the JLCO
2004 - Present Clinician with the Randy Brecker Quintet
1995 - 2008 Clinician for Taylor Trombones

Discography

Efflorescence

Efflorescence

Archival Records
2016

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Two Sides, One Story

Two Sides, One Story

Archival Records
2010

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