joseph giordano is a trombonist, composer, and educator.
A 20 year old trombonist from Albany, New York, Joseph Giordano has begun to establish himself as a creative force. His vibrant sound and unique ideas have garnered praise from household names and up-and-coming peers alike. He has performed at venues in New York such as Marcus Garvey Park, Dizzy’s Club, Smalls, and with the Jazz Exchange. Giordano is currently enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music.
Giordano’s inventive way of playing earned him a trip to the National YoungArts Foundation in Miami of January 2018. This experience culminated in a performance at the New World Center with six other devoted musicians. As part of the performance, Giordano’s original composition, “Someday”, made its debut.
Giordano’s compositional style features a deep understanding of harmony, rhythm, and spirit. While he attempts to pay homage to a long list of heroes such as John Coltrane, J.J. Johnson, Duke Ellington, Freddie Hubbard, and Wayne Shorter, he has an eye on the future and writes with an intent to lift the music to new heights.
Giordano was just recently selected as one of three finalists for the J.J. Johnson Jazz Trombone Competition and will be headed to Ball State University in Indiana in July 2019. He hopes to pay tribute to one of his biggest influences.
Giordano has performed with an inspiring list of notable artists to include Bobby Sanabria, Frank Lacy, George Muscatello, and Austin Zhang. He possesses a strong desire to educate the next generation of musicians and help them find their own artistic voice.