Trombonist, Composer and Arranger
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 was the winner of the International Trombone Association’s 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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Fanfare, Andante and Dance is my newest trombone ensemble piece, recorded at the Eastman School of Music in September, 2019. This recording features Ben Dettelback, Nate Cooper, Tim Taylor, Michael Martinez, Sophie Volpe and Jack Courtright - trombone; Ethan Cypress and Malcolm Williamson - bass trombone; Grant O'Brien - conductor and video editing; Joe Hagen - audio; Josh Gagnon - camera. The sheet music for this piece is available in my web shop.
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