8 Trombone

Posted by Dean Surface on July 31, 2017 with No Comments

Chris Sharpe HeadshotChris Sharpe

Chris Sharpe is a Denton-area trombonist currently working on his DMA in trombone performance at the UNT.  His performance experience includes performances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, three years with the GRAMMY-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band, and performances with solo artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Doc Severinsen, Wycliffe Gordon, and James Morrison. Chris can be heard on recordings with the One O’Clock Lab Band, the Keith Karns Big Band, the Toshi Clinch Big Band, and Natalie Mannix. For more information on Chris, visit his website at




Carlito Chavez

Carlito Chavez is a passionate music educator and performer in the D/FW area. Carlito grew up in Keller, Texas and was a band member at Parkwood Hill Intermediate School, Hillwood Middle School, and graduated from Keller Central High School in 2014. He holds a Bachelors degree in Music Performance from the University of North Texas where he participated in the Concert Orchestra and 3 O’Clock Lab Band. Currently, Carlito is a M. M. candidate at Texas Christian University in Music Performance and serves as the Jazz Graduate Assistant.

Carlito has participated in music festivals around the country including the Summer Trombone Workshop, the Pokorny Low Brass Seminar, and the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute. Carlito has also performed at the International Trombone Festival and the Texas Music Educators Association. The primary teachers of Carlito Chavez include

Mr. Tony Corson, Mr. Carl Lundgren, Dr. Natalie Mannix, and Dr. David Begnoche.

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