Nick Vayenas

Since 1995, Nick Vayenas, a trombonist, has been a staple of the music scene. Nick, a New York City-based trombonist, has been a leader and sideman in many settings. He is a versatile musician, doubling on trumpet or valve trombone. He is also an educator and clinician, as well as a prolific composer. Vayenas, originally from Boston started music studies at the age of 12. Vayenas was born in Boston and began his music studies at age 12. He received scholarships to Berklee College of Music (now Manhattan School of Music), Thelonious Monk Institute and Berklee College of Music. These were crucial to his musical and compositional development. Vayenas studied jazz legends such as Conrad Herwig and Bill Watrous, Phil Wilson and Phil Wilson, as well as Terence Blanchard and Greg Hopkins as well as the trumpeter Vince Penzarella. Nick is a member the horn section of Michael Buble’s Grammy(r)-winning recording artist. He has appeared on many Michael Buble recordings, including Crazy Love and Nobody But Me. Nick has recorded and worked with many artists, including Lady Antebellum and Bryan Adams, Bryan Adams and Mary J. Blige. The Tonight Show, Late Show with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live are some of his television performances. He has performed at the Umbria Jazz and Montreal Jazz Festivals as well as at venues like Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall, Sydney Opera House and Ronnie Scott’s. Nick is also a highly sought-after teacher and clinician. He has presented workshops all over the world for Conn/Selmer musical instrument. Vayenas, who was a rising star in his own right, released his critically acclaimed debut album, Synesthesia on Kendrick Scott’s World Culture Music label. Nate Chinen, New York Times: “A well-conceived album and more ambitious than you might think.” Since then, he has released four more albums that have been well-received. The most recent was ‘The Right Time’ which was released in spring 2018. Nick Vayenas, a Conn Selmer Artist at

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