Capitol Bones

From the nation's capitol comes a new voice. The Capitol Bones, Washington, DC's premiere jazz trombone ensemble, offers something exciting and new for jazz lovers everywhere, with an added treat for those treasured listeners who appreciate and seek out great trombone playing.

Group founder and leader Matt Niess brought together the best jazz trombonists in DC, an area known for the depth of its trombone bench, to participate in a group dedicated to promoting not only great ensemble playing but the expansion of the repetoire of this unique medium. Since its inception in 1991 The Capitol Bones have played throughout the country to include performances at The International Trombone Workshop in Las Vegas-Nevada & Rochester- NY, jazz clubs, Universities and an annual appearance at The Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington, DC. In addition to the standard arrangements The Capitol Bones have added several new works to the jazz trombone ensemble repetoire by such notables as Conrad Herwig, Mike Tomaro, Mark Taylor, Jim Roberts and Matt Niess.

With their first two CDs, My Favorite Things and Epistrophy (available through Sea Breeze Jazz), you can experience the soloistic power and ensemble mastery of this group. With each performance these musicians create a fresh, new sound that is gaining in popularity every day.

The Capitol Bones' newest CD, A Stan Kenton Christmas features the Capitol Bones Big Band, an all-brass jazz ensemble conducted by Kenton veteran Mark Taylor. A Stan Kenton Christmas is available for purchase from this web site!

If you like high energy, innovative, cutting-edge arrangements and great ensemble playing check out The Capitol Bones! There's a new voice in town. Listen--enjoy!