Jazz Trombone Lessons


“Darren Kramer is a rare mix of great trombone playing, fine composing/arranging abilities, and wonderful leadership skills. It’s no wonder that his DKO is so successful. Darren has a giant tone, great chops and a gift for the melodic line. Wrap all of that up into a down-home knowledge of funk and you have a potent talent indeed! I really enjoy hearing the trombone in such a prominent spotlight on his DKO projects. Bravo!

Steve Wiest
Co-Chair Jazz Studies
Lamont School of Music
University of Denver

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Each lesson is then viewed on its own dedicated page with additional written text clearly explaining the lesson objectives, review items for focused practice, and recommendations for other lessons related to that particular subject. Plus you will also be able to download helpful learning materials like PDF sheet music and/or MP3 play-along recordings (when applicable) which are created by Darren as a visual/aural enhancement for easier and faster comprehension for that specific lesson topic. Click to View Sample PDF

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Intro to Jazz Trombone: Swing Feel

4 Secrets of Jazz Trombone
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Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMHow to Practice Jazz

Playing with a Plunger Mute
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Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMPreparing for All-State Jazz Auditions

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMIntro to Doodle Tonguing

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMVibrato: Slide vs. Lip

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMStudying The Greats