Mr. Jefferson’s Bones is comprised of some of the Shenandoah Valley’s most experienced and talented professional trombonists and enjoys performing a wide variety of classical, sacred, popular and jazz repertoire.
The group’s members include Andy Lankford, Tom McKenzie, Robert Mott and Luke Sackett. “MJB” is most proud of its annual trombone festival — Tromblow’in — typically held each January at JMU, which gives trombonists of all ages and abilities a day of workshops, concerts and clinics with professionals from around the state and country.
Mr. Jefferson’s Bones: Robert Mott, Luke Sackett, Tom McKenzie and Andy Lankford. | ©2018 Photo by Pat Jarrett
Notable performance for the ensemble have included headlining Staunton’s Center Stage! Concert Series and Jazz in the Park summer concert series; performing at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello for the annual 4th of July Naturalization and Citizenship Ceremony; Valley Baseball League national anthem performances; school assembly concerts for K-12 students; and numbers other local concert and church events, including the SACRA Christmas benefit and summertime Concerts on the Lawn at JMU, Bridgewater and Massanutten, to name just a few.