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We are currently working on completing our first CD which will feature some of the most distinctive musical genres that represent part of the puertorrican culture. We are proud to mention among our collaborators well known composers and arrangers such as Carlos García, José Lugo, Nino Segarra, Randy Román, among others.
The Puerto Rican Trombone Ensemble was founded on September 2014. It is a group composed by four trombone players and percussion which perform a wide range of repertoire with unique sonorities and styles.
The core members of the ensemble are Randy Roman, Julio Peña, Raymond Flores and Jerry Rivas. All of the aforementioned individuals have built their musical careers under the tutelage of renowned music teaching figures both inside and outside of Puerto Rico.
This group of musicians and friends decided to create a quartet with a new musical perspective, a trombone ensemble focused on promoting the rich and diverse cultures of Latin-American music.
The Ensemble is distinguished by their energetic sounds and their versatility in blending with the percussion creating nuances that show the heavy influence from the different percussion sounds that dominate Latin American music.
The Puerto Rican Trombone Ensemble has had the opportunity to share their music arrangements by tour locally in Puerto Rico via recitals and some masterclasses in some of the music programs throughout the schools. Also, the quartet performed a recital by way of invitation from Toby Oft’s Seminar, Principal trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which took place in Seville, Spain in 2016.
In April 2018, the ensemble was also featured in the Texas Christian University Trombone Summit in Fort Worth Texas which also featured artists Doug Yeo, Sam Woodhead, Mark Weaver to name a few and premiered a piece commissioned for the TCU Trombone Choir with the ensemble as soloists by Dr. Dave Begnoche composed by Kevin Day.
Currently the ensemble is working on their first CD titled “Sounds of Puerto Rico” which explores the different genres within music from Puerto Rico.