Jeff Bush
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Jeff Bush

New Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE

New Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE
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AS LEADER
Jeff Bush – Ain’t So Bad To Swing, (Beezwax Records)

AS SIDEMAN

Adam Rappa – Life On The Road (independent release)

Brigitte Zarie – Make Room For Me (independent release)

David Berger and The Sultans of Swing – Hindustan (independent release)

David Berger – Sing Me A Love Song:Harry Warren’s Undiscovered Standards (independent release)

Fernando Otero – Plan (independent release)

Fernando Otero – Pagina de Buenos Aires (Nonesuch Records)

The Four Freshmen and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra - Road Show (VHS -1999)

Gary Morgan and Panamericana – A Felicidade (independent release)

The Glenn Miller Orchestra – On The Air (Glenn Miller Productions)

Harry Connick Jr. – What A Night! - A Christmas Album (Colombia Records)

Harry Connick Jr. – Your Songs – (Colombia Records)

Harry Connick Jr. - AOL Sessions . (America Online 2008)

Jamie Begian – Big Fat Grin (Innova Records)

Lori Russo – It’s You, It’s Me (Mondo Records)

Mo’J – Beyond Category (independent release)

My Sinatra – The Songs and The Stories (PBS Video)

Southside Johnny – Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits (Leroy Records)

Rob Zappulla – You Ought To Be Havin’ Fun (independent release)

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Apollo, Pennsylvania native Jeff Bush began studying music at the age of four on an unlikely instrument, the banjo. He followed with the piano and then discovered the trombone which has become a lifelong pursuit. While a student at Youngstown State University, Bush performed with The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and toured with The Glenn Miller Orchestra. In his final year at YSU, Bush became linked to one of his musical heroes, receiving the Frank Rosolino Memorial Scholarship. The award featured Bush at the 1999 International Trombone Festival and allowed him to study in Berlin, Germany with acclaimed trombonist, Jiggs Whigham.
In 2000 Jeff moved to New York City to begin a Master's degree at The Manhattan School of Music and to pursue a freelance career which continues to flourish today. Bush is honored to have performed with a number of great jazz artists including The Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabakin Big Band, The Count Basie Orchestra, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Cyrus Chestnut, Kevin Mahogany, Marlena Shaw, Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks, Ahmad Jamal, Vanessa Rubin and Anthony Braxton. Jeff has also been a featured soloist and substitute conductor for The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
Bush joined the big band of superstar Harry Connick Jr in February 2007 and stayed with the group through early 2009. During his tenure as lead trombonist, Jeff toured internationally, made a number of television appearances, special appearances for The 2008 NBA All-Star Game and for Pope Benedict XVI and appeared on two releases for Columbia Records.
In other musical genres, Jeff has worked with The Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Manhattan Transfer, Paul Anka, Bobby Caldwell and HBO's The Sopranos. He has also performed in the pit orchestras of the Broadway shows Wonderful Town, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Pajama Game, South Pacific and How The Grinch Stole Christmas. As a sideman Bush has appeared on over twenty albums, including Grapefruit Moon with Southside Johnny and Tom Waits. He has performed on The PBS Television special, My Sinatra, and can even be heard on "jingles" for the TV show Jeopardy and Rice-A-Roni.
Jeff made his debut as leader in April 2010 on "Ain't So Bad To Swing" for Beezwax Records. This CD has been steadily gaining airplay and critical acclaim from the jazz media and music fans alike. Jeff looks forward to his upcoming performance at/for ______________________