Baltimore, MD native trombonist Corey Wallace has gained the respect and admiration of many in his relentless pursuit of all things good music and amazing life experiences. He was selected as the 2012 Best Trombonist by the Washington [D.C.] City Paper for his “technical fluidity and for the heavy dose [of] introspection that sits right on the surface of his playing”. He is well versed and feels equally at home in various styles of music and is always eager to contribute with like-minded musicians. “Music is about life – communication, emotions, interactions, love and otherwise, as well as experiences; I want any and all music in which I take part to come from a real place and be able to connect with others,” says Wallace. He has shared the stage with jazz legends and musicians such as legendary Benny Golson, Nicholas Payton, Esperanza Spaulding, Robin Eubanks, Lee Konitz, Billy Harper, Valery Ponomarev, Jason Marshall, and Marc Cary, the R&B icon Miss Lauryn Hill, the culturally and socially relevant R&B group the Impressions, gospel music’s Kim Burrell, worldly talents vocalist Bilal, bassist Antone “Chooky” Caldwell, and pianist/entrepreneur Marcus Johnson, among many others! He continues to show his vast knowledge of music and love for reaching people regardless of the style. As an educator, he has taught at Penn State University, the Baltimore School for the Arts, the Harlem School for the Arts, and in the New York Public School System. He is currently based out of Brooklyn, NY and freelances all over the United States as a musician, composer, and arranger. He leads the Corey Wallace DUBtet, featuring some of the best musicians from NYC and the world and also plays regularly in a number of bands in NYCs top venues for live music.
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