Wolter Wierbos

Wolter Wierbos is considered one of the world’s leading trombone players. He has played throughout Europe, Canada, USA and Asia. Wierbos has many awards to his name, including the Podiumprijs for Jazz and Improvised music and the most important Dutch jazz award, the VPRO Boy Edgar Prize.

Like many Dutch brass players Wierbos started out in a ‘fanfare’ (brass band), switching from trumpet to trombone when he was 17. “It looked good, and the trombones walk in front....” His interests range from precise chamber jazz to throbbing post punk and contemporary composed and improvised music.

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”He compacts the horn’s history with no presumption and, overall, shows a magnetic sense of levity while demonstrating his own sheer brilliance.” -- Coda Magazine: November/December 1998

”...a total player, with outrageous facility and an inquiring mind...” --John Corbett: Down Beat, September 1998

”...the great, subtle, razor-eared, sometimes comic trombonist....He can nail difficult written music, pitch-perfect, and also play a quarter tone off, with greasy vibrato like an inspired rural brass-band amateur.” --Kevin Whitehead: Coda, May/June 1990

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Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


I am available for private lessons, personal- and group-coaching, masterclasses and workshops. Please contact me per mail or phone (see homepage for numbers).

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