New York jazz trombonist Conrad Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock--live at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City--receiving three Grammy nominations for Best Latin Jazz Performance. Featured musicians included Eddie Palmieri, PaquitoD’Rivera, Dave Valentin and Randy Brecker, among other jazz greats. Herwig's solo recordings on the CrissCross label are "A Jones for Bones Tones," "Obligation," "Land of Shadow," "Hieroglyphica," "Unseen Universe," "Osteology" and "Heart of Darkness," which received four-and-a-half stars in DownBeatmagazine. He has been voted No. 1 Jazz Trombonist (TDWR) in the 1998, 1999, and 2002 DownBeat Jazz Critics' Poll, and was nominated for Trombonist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association in 2007 and 2008.
Professor Herwig has been a featured member in the Joe LovanoNonet, Tom Harrell's Septet and Big Band, and the Joe Henderson Sextet. Herwig has also performed and recorded with Eddie Palmieri's La Perfecta II and Afro-Caribbean-Jazz Octet, PaquitoD'Rivera's Havana-New York Connection, and the Mingus Big Band (often serving as musical director). He is currently Visiting Professor of Jazz Studies at the Juilliard School in New York City, has served on the board of directors of the International Trombone Association, and was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in 2007. An in-demand jazz educator and clinician, Herwig performs on Michael Rath trombones, as well as composing and arranging exclusively using Sibelius Music Notation software.
Jazz Trombone, Jazz Ensemble, jazz composition/arranging