Nick Lombardelli is a Philadelphia-based trombonist, composer, and arranger, who currently serves as Chair of the Trombone Department at The University Of The Arts. He has established himself over the past decade as one of the area’s most sought after trombonists, composers, arrangers, and educators. His debut album Secret Suite explores a territory between hard bop and classical music, heavily inspired by musicians like Miles Davis/Gil Evans, Freddie Hubbard, Shostakovich, and Ahmad Jamal. Secret Suite is a five-movement jazz suite that combines through-composed orchestrations with improv-based tunes. Nick’s interest in composing and arranging originated from his time as a student at The University Of The Arts, which has led to opportunities writing and arranging for Cynthia Erivo, Adam Blackstone, The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philly POPS, Elliot and Brad Mason, and more. Nick has also had opportunities to perform with artists like Cory Wong, Ben Folds, Jamie Cullum, Adam Blackstone, Nestor Torres, Pablo Batista, and Larry McKenna. Nick recently recorded his next album for a chordless ensemble, inspired by hard bop bands led by Max Roach and Booker Little, as well as the music of avant garde players like Woody Shaw and Eric Dolphy.