Conrad Herwig, jazz trombone

MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence

Conrad Herwig, jazz trombone
Residency Schedule Overview

March 20- 26, 2017

New York-based jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig has released 20 recordings as a leader in addition to contributing to nearly 200 other recording sessions with some of the most notable artists in jazz, including Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Frank Sinatra, Joe Lovano and Tom Harrell. Herwig received his bachelor’s degree in Afro-Caribbean ethnomusicology from Goddard College in Vermont, and completed his formal studies with a master's degree in jazz studies from Queens College.

Herwig’s professional performance career commenced with big band stints with Clark Terry, Cab Calloway, Buddy Rich, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Mel Lewis.  He also worked for a number of years with the Frank Sinatra Orchestra. 

In 2006 Herwig received the Paul Acket Award (formerly the “Bird Award”), intended for an artist who deserves the attention of a broader audience. Herwig is also a recipient of performance and teaching grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 2004 he has taught at Mason Gross School of the Arts in the jazz program at Rutgers University where he is currently professor of jazz trombone, jazz improvisation and jazz composition and arranging. He is also a visiting professor of jazz studies at the Juilliard School.

Official website for Conrad Herwig

  • Monday, March 20, Press Day, MSUFCU Blue Monday
  • Tuesday, March 21, Rehearsals and Workshops at MSU
  • Wednesday, March 22, Royal Oak High School, Royal Oak
  • Thursday, March 23, Spring Lake High School, Spring Lake
  • Friday, March 24, Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre, concert
  • Saturday, March 25, Alma High School, Alma
  • Sunday, March 26, Carr Center Arts Academy, Detroit