The Bonafide Trombone Quartet
New-Nova Scotian trombonists Tom Richards and Jill Stella join with Halifax’s jazz trombone luminary Andrew Jackson and rising new music trombonist Shauna DeGurchy. Each brings a substantial yet very distinct trombone pedigree, and their combined forces promise a powerful low-brass-kicking.
Tom Richards is a musician with a kaleidoscopic range of work. A low-brass specialist, pianist, composer, conductor, and producer, Tom performs with dozens of active projects and has recorded on well over a hundred records.
Jill Stella Richards is a freelance trombonist, vocalist and marketing strategist. She graduated from Humber College with a Bachelor's Degree in Music & Trombone Performance and has studied Sound Therapy at the Transformational Arts College. She has performed with bands in Toronto (before moving to Nova Scotia in 2021), including: Christine Duncan's Element Choir, The Woodshed Orchestra, Chelsea Mcbride's The Socialist Night School Big Band and many more. She's honoured to collaborate with so many incredible humans.
Andrew Jackson is an acclaimed Juno-nominated, ECMA award winning, trombonist and composer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His versatility and unique sound have made him one of the Maritimes first-call players. He is an artist constantly exploring new sounds and not afraid to blend genres.
Shauna DeGruchy is a Halifax-based trombonist who frequently performs as a soloist and in collaboration to create and present new music and interdisciplinary works. She is a founding member and co-artistic director of contemporary chamber ensemble Alkali Collective.