Presented by Jazz Alive, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, Jazz Tales is a weekly live-stream concert. Your purchase of a Streaming Pass supports our mission of providing educational support in developing future artists and preserving this great art form through school and community programs.
Hosted by pianist Fred Hughes, each week Fred performs with and interviews guests talking about their careers, musical influences, and interesting tales from their years in the music business.
September 2nd Jazz Tales welcomed the amazing trombonist, Jim McFalls.
After his seventeen-year worldwide touring and recording stint with the Jazz Ambassadors, the premiere touring jazz ensemble of the US Army, Jim retired from the military in 1998 to find a variety of projects awaiting him. As a freelance musician, he has been performing in an incredibly diverse array of situations. These include a 3-year run with Chuck Brown, Washington, DC’s “Godfather of Go-Go,” appearances with the Baltimore Symphony Pops Orchestra, the Harrisburg Symphony, and the Kennedy Center Orchestra. Jim’s recording credits include more than 50 projects as a featured soloist as well as numerous national television spots. He has performed and recorded with Dave Liebman, Geoff Keezer, Denis DiBlasio, Ingrid Jensen, Clark Terry, Jim Ridl, Hendrick Muerkins, Bobby Shew, Christian McBride, Ron Blake, Lee Konitz, Eddie Daniels, Dave Samuels, Jeff Coffin, Carl Fontana, Jon Faddis, and Toots Thielemans.
Hear why Jim is one of the world’s foremost trombonists.