2014 Downbeat Rising Star Trombone Award Winner and Rising Star Vocalist Nominee Vincent Gardner (born in Chicago, Illinois) is an trombonist and composer. As a bandleader, Gardner has released four albums under the SteepleChase record label. He performs with his own groups frequently, in addition to being the lead trombonist for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (which also features Wynton Marsalis). Gardner also performs often with his brother, trumpeter Derrick Gardner and his ensemble, The Jazz Prophets.
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Gardner plays with maturity and confidence... - AllAboutJazz.com
Gardner is an impressive, well-rounded trombonist, fleet and nimble in a boppish uptempo zone and blessed with vocalistlike expressivity when elegance is required. - JazzTimes
Gardner’s sound is mellow but contains enough toughness to keep things interesting. - JazzTimes
Willing to teach
Vincent Gardner has been one of Jazz's most in-demand teachers for the last 10 years. As lead Trombonist of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, he leads and conducts workshops, one on one private lessons, group instruction, and ensemble instruction year round and at Jazz at Lincoln Center for Beginning to Advanced ensembles. Special workshops are also available for children. For rates contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vincent Gardner has been one of Jazz's most in-demand jazz clinicians for the last 10 years