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Texas Bandmasters Association Presentation 

Martin will be presenting a clinic on the Texas All-State Jazz Bass Trombone etudes at the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention on July 27. McCain will discuss the technique and performance practices associated with big band performance. This presentation will be geared towards high school students, private lesson teachers and band directors. To read an excerpt from McCain's article "The Role of the Bass Trombone in Big Band" from the International Trombone Association Journal, click here. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Martin McCain's You Tube Channel to view the performance videos. 

New Solo CD "Shades"  

Martin is excited to announce the release of his 2nd solo CD Shades. The album features new music composed for bass trombone and piano as well as collaborations with trumpet and soprano saxophone. Shades highlights works from Meza, Gradone, Ewazen, Schnyder, Wilcher, Rachmaninov, Weber and Wilborn. 

Trombones at Texas State University 

The Texas State University Trombone Choir and Jazz Trombone Ensembles recently released the CD Trombones at Texas State University. The album was recorded and engineered by Martin's students in the Sound Recording Technology program in collaboration with the Cave Recording Studio at Garden Way. Trombones at Texas State University can be purchased HERE

JazzBonez CD "Watch It!" 

Since JazzBonez's release of their debut album Watch It!, tracks have been broadcast over 20 radio stations nationally and abroad. The album is climbing up the Jazz Week charts and is the most added new album. You can purchase a copy of the CD at the JazzBonez website!

Canada Radio Broadcast 

Selections from Trombone Czar were recently broadcast on Toronto Canada's www.ckwr.com on Monday February 24 in celebration of Black History Month. Host Tom Quick also featured works from the Hot Springs Festival Orchestra, Encore Chamber Orchestra, Sierra Winds and the Chicago Sinfonietta.