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Sunday, May 5, 2024 | 2pm
First Unitarian Church (536 Linton St, Cincinnati, OH 45219)



Grammy-nominated trombonist Conrad Herwig is coming back to Cincy! Conrad will lead a septet of Cincinnati’s finest musicians through the “Latin Side” of such giants as John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Joe Henderson, and many more. These thrilling arrangements are sure to surprise you and give you a new appreciation of these incredible artists.

Complimentary wine and cheese at intermission are included with your ticket.


Jazz@First Series Sponsor: Al Harris



About the Artist: Conrad Herwig, trombone

New York jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig has recorded 30 albums as a leader, receiving four Grammy nominations. He has also been voted #1 Jazz Trombonist three times in the  DownBeat “Jazz Critic’s Poll” and nominated for “Trombonist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association on numerous occasions. 


In constant demand as a sideman, Herwig has performed with Joe Henderson, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner and Joe Lovano (featured as a soloist on Lovano’s GRAMMY Award winning 52nd St. Themes CD). In the Afro-Caribbean genre he has toured with legends such as Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Paquito D'Rivera and Michel Camilo. He is a longtime member of the the Mingus Big Band (where he has served as musical director and arranger including on the 2011 GRAMMY- winning Live at the Jazz Standard CD). In other big band settings Herwig has also performed and/or recorded with Clark Terry, Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis & Quincy Jones, and the Gil Evans Orchestra.


All told Herwig has appeared on more than 200 albums in what is now a 40-plus-year career. Conrad Herwig performs exclusively on Michael Rath Trombones, England.

Learn more about Conrad Herwig on his website



About the Artist: Phil DeGreg


Phil DeGreg began playing the piano in his childhood and now performs as a jazz pianist internationally. His earliest jazz influences were Bud Powell and Bill Evans, but he is accomplished and comfortable in a wide range of jazz styles, ranging from mainstream to bebop to Brazilian jazz. A graduate of Yale and the University of North Texas, he toured with the Woody Herman Orchestra in the 1980s and has 10 CDs to his credit as a leader. For 13 years he accompanied many national and international jazz artists in the house trio in Cincinnati’s famous Blue Wisp Jazz Club. He has been on staff with the renowned Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops since 1983, and has performed and taught in Europe and South America.


Phil DeGreg is the retired Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts study grants. In 2008 he was awarded a 4-month Fulbright Fellowship as a lecturer in Brazil.


His text “Jazz Keyboard Harmony” is a practical text for teaching jazz harmony for all musicians, and is used all over the world in universities and for private study.


Learn more about Phil DeGreg on his website

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