Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp

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Conrad Herwig’s Latin Side of Miles & ‘Trane

Conrad Herwig’s Latin Side of Miles & ‘Trane

Photo: Daniel Miller

Conrad Herwig’s Latin Side of Miles & ‘Trane

Photo: Jos Knaepen

Voted #1 jazz trombonist in the Downbeat Critics Poll (2002), Conrad Herwig has recorded 17 albums as a leader. Among them are the two Grammy nominated albums,  Another Kind of Blue-The Latin Side of Miles Davis (Half Note), and The Latin Side of John Coltrane. In constant demand as a sideman, Conrad has been a featured member in the Joe Henderson Sextet, Tom Harrell’s Septet and Big Band, and the Joe Lovano Nonet. Conrad also performs and records with Eddie Palmieri, Paquito D’Rivera, the Mingus Big Band (often serving as musical director and arranger), and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band among many others.

Herwig is an alumnus of North Texas State University, Goddard College (Bachelor of Arts in Afro-Caribbean ethnomusicology), and Queens College (Master of Arts, Jazz Studies). One of the most in-demand jazz educators, he has conducted master classes, seminars and workshops at major universities and conservatories around the world and is currently Professor of Jazz Trombone, Jazz Improvisation, and Jazz Composition & Arranging at Rutgers.

Herwig is a recipient of performance and teaching grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was elected to the Board of Advisors of the International Trombone Association for a second time in 2006. Conrad Herwig’s Latin Side of Miles & ‘Trane is Conrad Herwig on trombone, Craig Handy on saxophones, Mike Rodriguez on trumpet, Bill O’Connell on piano, Ruben Rodriguez on bass, Robby Ameen on drums and Pedro Martinez on congas, percussion and vocals.