Jeff Galindo

Trombonist, Composer, Educator, Guest Artist



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Born in San Francisco, California, Jeff Galindo attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts on scholarship after high school. He also studied with Hal Crook, Jerry Bergonzi, and George Garzone with grants by the National Endowment of the Arts and began free-lancing in the Boston area. His experience includes a tours of Europe with Phil Woods and Japan with Makoto Ozone as well as tours with the Artie Shaw OrchestraIrving Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and Robin McKelle. Jeff toured the world as the Trombonist and Musical Director with Esperanza Spalding. Jeff has performed with such notables as Chick Corea, Clark Terry, Joe Lovano, George Russell, Slide Hampton, and Johnny Griffin. He has also performed with Gunther Schuller, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Bergonzi, Bobby Shew, The Boston Pops Orchestra, and the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra among many others. In Boston, Jeff performs regularly with the Greg Hopkins Big Band and Nonet,, The Galindo/Phaneuf Sextet (with which he has released a new cd “Locking Horns” in 1998 and won Boston Magazines “Best of Boston” for a jazz group in 1999, plus just released a new cd called "Talkin' Horns in 2013),  his double quartet with George Garzone, and in Quartet and Trio settings. He is currently one of the top free-lancing trombonists in the Boston area.

Jeff has an extensive private teaching schedule. Jeff is in high demand as a guest artist and clinician, having done so in many high schools and universities in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.


        Selected Discography

 Galindo/Phaneuf Quartet- Talkin’ Horns 2013

Esperanza Spalding-Radio Music Society 2012

Bob Nieske 10- Fast Track 2010

 Charlie Kohlhase Explorers Club-Adventures- Boxholder Records 2009

Jaques Chenier/ Jeff Galindo – Access Renewed 2009

Eguie Castrillo-Palladium Tradition-2005-Coyeyo Records

Bruno Raberg- Chrysalis-2002-Orbis music

Lello Molinari-Different Personalities-2001-Splasc(h) Records

Greg Hopkins Orchestra-Okavongo-2001-Summit Records

Mitch Seidman/Charlie Kohlhase/Jeff Galindo-Congeniality-2000-Cadence Records

Galindo/Phaneuf Sextet-Locking Horns-1998-TTwin TTower Records

Kenny Hadley-A Beautiful Friendship- 1994-KEDABR Records

Bob Moses- Time Stood Still-1993- Gramavision Records

Kenny Hadley-Come Sunday- 1993-KEDABR Records