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  1. Jazz Improvisation Clinic (subjects covered: How to Create Interesting Jazz Solos, Practice Routines, Using Computers to Aid Your Playing, etc.)

  2. Doodle Tonguing for Trombonists Clinic/Workshop

  3. Brass Masterclass

  4. The Music Business


Concerts and Festivals:

  1. Guest Artist with Big Band or Orchestra

  2. Guest Artist with Small Group

  3. Guest Artist with Clinic Package














"Bob McChesney's "doodle" tonguing clinic absolutely mesmerized an audience of highly experienced and superb professional trombonists; his teaching is that good!. Bravo!"
- Ken Hanlon
International Trombone Association

" . . . absolutely phenomenal! . . . one of the best clinics I've heard."
- Bob Babko
President, California Chapter IAJE

" . . . an outstanding performer, clinician and jazz educator. In his recent appearance at the University of North Texas, I was very impressed by his creative spirit, musical awareness, ability to communicate and organizational skills."
- Neil Slater
Director, One O'Clock Lab Band Chair,
Division of Jazz Studies

"It is truly magic when a musician such as yourself spends time with young kids. The impression on a young mind is tremendous! Thanks again for sharing your gifts with my students."
- Dennis Lindsay
Director of Bands
Stillwater, Mn

"Mr. McChesney is a musician and trombonist of the highest order. [I] would without reservation recommend him to anyone for teaching or playing in any jazz or commercial venue."
- Jeffrey James Tower
Chairman of Summer Jazz Studies Idyllwild Arts

"Bob McChesney, an extremely thorough musician with a vast knowledge of harmony, improvising styles, sightreading, and complete mastery of the trombone."
- Bob Florence
Composer / Arranger

"Bob's immense talent coupled with his experience in the music business makes his clinic a 'must see'."
- Paul Weikle
University of North Florida



Some of Bob's clinics and concert solo performances . . .


San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, Ca
Riverside, Ca Jazz Festival
Century College, White Bear Lake, Mn
Stillwater H.S., Stillwater, Mn
IAJE 2005 Long Beach, Ca
IAJE 2003 Toronto
Florida International University, Miami
Bowling Green University
Western Michigan University
University of Florida, Gainesville
Idaho Falls Symphony
Ball State University
Navy School of Music, Norfolk, Va
International Trombone Festival 2001
Rochester Trombone Circus
James Madison University, Va
Bellevue Festival, Bellevue, Wa
University of Louisville, Ky
University of Nevada, Reno
Irvine Community College, Irvine, Ca
University of Southern California
Bones West
Newport Beach Jazz Festival
North Texas State University
Frontier Jazz Festival, Tacoma, Wa
Fullerton College Jazz Festival
Fresno State University
University of North Florida, Jacksonville
College of the Sequoias, Visalia, Ca
California State University, Long Beach
Onieda Jazz Festival, Syracuse, NY
Mesa Community College, Phoenix, Az
Trombone Day, Cal State Fullerton
Brigham Young University North, Idaho
Citrus College, Glendora, Ca
Santa Rosa Junior College, Ca
Trombone Day, California State College, Hayward
Seminole Community College, Fl
Glendale Comm College, Ca
State College at Fredonia, NY
Jazz It Up Festival, Valencia, Ca
Altamonte Springs Jazz Ensemble, Fl
Hemet High School, Hemet, Ca
76 Trombones Concert, Las Vegas, NV
First Annual 76 Trombones + 4 Jazz Cruise, 2007
College of the Desert, Lancaster, Ca
California State University, Northridge
Butler County Community College, Wichita, KS
Hanford, Ca School District
Central Pennsylvania Jazz Festival, Harrisburg
Dave Brubeck Jazz Camp, Stockton, Ca
Salt Lake City Jazz Festival, Utah
Newbury Park Jazz Festival, Ca
University of Mary Washington, Va
Armed Forces School of Music, Norfolk, Va
Vista Murrieta High School, Ca
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, Ca
Dixon High School, Dixon, Ca
Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Ca
Moorpark College, Moorpark, Ca
Downey Unified School District, Ca
Sunbelt Jazz Festival, Atlanta, Ga
Clovis High School, Clovis, Ca
College of San Mateo, Ca


Copyright © 2013 Bob

Bob McChesney brings years of experience and practical knowledge from the recording studios of Los Angeles and infuses students with the desire to improve their musicianship as well as their playing. Bob demonstrates an organized way to approach jazz improvisation and discusses how to create interesting jazz solos, using computers and career stategies.


Author of Doodle Studies and Etudes, Bob gives first-hand demonstrations, explanations and feedback to trombone students on this important fast-legato technique.



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