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.  His debut album Secret Suite explores a territory between hard bop and classical music, heavily inspired by artists like Miles Davis/Gil Evans, Freddie Hubbard, Shostakovich, Ahmad Jamal, and many others.  Secret Suite is a five-movement jazz suite, with a combination of through-composed orchestrations and 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, The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philly POPS, Elliot and Brad Mason, and more.  In 2014, Nick finished 1st Place in the International Trombone Association’s Carl Fontana Jazz Trombone Competition.  Nick has also had opportunities to perform with artists like Ben Folds, Jamie Cullum, Cory Wong, Nestor Torres, Pablo Batista, and Larry McKenna.  Nick is currently working on his next project for a chordless ensemble, inspired by hard bop bands led by Max Roach and Booker Little, as well as the music of more avant garde players like Woody Shaw and Eric Dolphy.







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