Jack Courtright

Trombonist, Composer and Arranger


About Jack

Originally from Burnsville, MN, Jack holds a Bachelor's in Applied Trombone and Jazz Studies from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Mark Kellogg and Larry Zalkind. While at Eastman, Jack also studied arranging with Bill Dobbins. Jack is currently a Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas where he studies with Nick Finzer and directs the Seven O'Clock Lab Band as well as the U-Tubes. 

Jack was the winner of the 2021 UNT/Conn-Selmer International Jazz Trombone Competition, the International Trombone Association's 2021 JJ Johnson Competition and 2016 Carl Fontana Competition as well as the American Trombone Workshop’s 2018 National Solo Jazz Competition. He has performed in Switzerland, Germany, Canada and across the U.S. and appeared on recordings with Charles Pillow (“Electric Miles” - 2017), the Saplings (“The Saplings” - 2017, “Go Digital” - 2019) and SPACE (“Non-Trivial Problem” - 2019) among others. His works for trombone ensemble have been performed by the trombone choirs at Eastman, UW-Eau Claire, TCU and the ITF's Kramer Choir. 

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