The Water Gap Brass

Rick Chamberlain (back row right), trombone/euphonium: BM, New England Conservatory. Rick is principal trombone with the New York City Ballet Orchestra in Lincoln Center, the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and the Westchester (NY) Philharmonic. He also performs in the pit orchestras for several Broadway shows, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Ragtime with Gaptime, and the Dixie Gents. Rick was on the chamber music staff of the 1997 Composers Conference at Wellesley College and in November 1997 he performed Alvin Etler's Concerto for Brass Quintet, String Orchestra, and Percussion with the American Composers Orchestra in Carnegie Hall. Rick is a co-founder (with Phil Woods and Ed Joubert) of the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts (COTA), an annual jazz and arts festival since 1978. He was the 1989 recipient of the Fred Waring Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the arts and the community. He has toured and/or recorded with Louis Bellson, Engelbert Humperdinck, Chuck Mangione, Gerry Mulligan, and Bill Watrous. Rick can be heard on the CD Jazzmass: A Celebration of the Spirit in Delaware Water Gap on Pacific Street Records (PSR 0019) and several CDs by the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

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Phone: (570) 688-8543


Photo by Walter Bredel