Josh Scalf is a freelance trombonist/bass trombonist from Panama City, Florida, capable of sight reading at a high level in all styles, from Funk, Jazz, Soul and R&B to Country, Rock or even Sacred music in churches.
I am willing to travel world wide, despite what this sight may imply, and am capable also on tuba and trumpet.
I have the contacts to form a very high quality horn section encompassing from 3 to 12 horns, or am available to join your horn section you have put together.
I am willing to drive all around the south east or fly where needed, and would love nothing else than to work with other great musicians doing what they love.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
I can provide the highest possible level of professional expertise expected of a commercial trombonist whether in a horn section, part of a big band, or as a sideman within your group. I am also comfortable with singing background vocals.
I have been a professional musician for the last 6 years, having worked freelance around the south east, as well as a trombonist and musical director for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines on board the Navigator, Freedom and Allure of the Seas. I am now back in my hometown of Panama City and working to create a better music scene here and around the gulf coast by actively campaigning for more music and better musicians in the area. I have currently been working a lot in Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Pensacola and Panama City with some fine players.
I am of the mindset that early is the only form of on time, and I expect the same from any musicians I recommend or work with. Preparedness is also a hallmark of what I do. If I have access to what is needed, I'll show up to any rehearsal ready to nail my part and otherwise be in good spirits to try to encourage those around me.
Additional Booking Notes
I come pretty much self contained.
I know tons of tunes and my reading skills are top notch. Whatever style, tempo and key, I can read it, and very well.
Influences & Inspiration
Andy Martin, Steve Davis, Conrad Herwig, Michael Davis, Bill Reichenbach, Fred Wesley, Wes Funderburk, Chad Fisher, James Brown, Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, The Seawind Horns, Prince, Jamiroquai, John Legend, Harry Connick Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, Ray Charles, Donny Hathaway, Jason Mraz, Steely Dan, Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker, Wayne Bergeron, Hornheads, Cee Lo Green, Zac Brown Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Bill Liston, Gordon Goodwin, etc.
Whatever you happen to need that I don't have already (I have music stands, horn stands, mics, cables, etc.