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John D. Rojak Back To Performers

Instrumental Focus

  • bass trombone

John D. Rojak became a member of the American Brass Quintet in 1991, joining their residencies at The Juilliard School and the Aspen Music Festival. He is bass trombonist of the New York Pops, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, IRIS, Stamford Symphony, and Little Orchestra Society. Rojak has performed and recorded with the New York Philharmonic, Orpheus, and Solisti New York, and performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra. His Broadway shows include Les MiserablesSugar Babies, and The Producers. Rojak has performed with Metallica, Peter Gabriel, and Styx, as well as for Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis. Solo CDs include Rojak Rocks on Navona, The Romantic Bass Trombone on MMC, Bass Hits, the Bass Trombone Concerti of Eric Ewazen on Albany Records, and The Essential Rochut on Belle Records. Rojak has given master classes throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, Mexico, and Brazil. He has been an adjudicator for Fischoff, Concert Artists Guild, Coleman, and other solo and chamber music competitions. In addition to Juilliard and Aspen, he serves as artist-faculty at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. Rojak is an artist representative for Michael Rath Trombones and plays a custom made R9 model.

Robert Spano, Music Director

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