The Don Lusher Jazz Trombone Competition 2014

The British Trombone Society is proud to remember one of the world’s great trombonists with this exciting competition, now in its eighth year, with kind support of Diana Lusher, which gives young players the opportunity to display their melodic, ballad style of playing. Don was renowned worldwide for his mastery of this genre of playing.
Don Lusher Trophy awarded by Diana Lusher and a brand new Rath R10 straight tenor trombone. A one-hour consultation lesson with a top jazz trombone player, to be agreed upon. The winner may be invited to perform at a BTS event following the competition.
Set pieces

  • Lush Slide
  • The Very Thought of You

Both available from the BTS Secretary (see contact details below) as an electronic file for home printing, with a newly arranged piano part by David Mortlock, who played with Don. Lush Slide can be heard on Ted Heath in Concert (Live) 2004 or on Ted, From Moira With Love. The Very Thought of You can be heard on Just Good Friends with the Hammond Sauce Works Band. Both recorded by Don Lusher.