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Joe Alessi

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When I go to work, I feel like wow . . . I’m going to work in the New York Philharmonic! I still can’t believe it.

Our final artist of the month for 2012 is the pre-eminent orchestral trombonist, Mr. Joe Alessi. Joe sits down with Michael to discuss his extraordinary life and career, including his 28 year tenure as principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic, the early influence his father had on him, singing barbershop quartets with Glenn Dodson and Charlie Vernon, his prolific solo career, and his ability to nurture student after student into major orchestral positions around the world. An inspiring discussion with a true virtuoso.

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