Joey Sellers is a highly regarded composer, arranger, trombonist and educator.Sellers has been honored with the Gil Evans Fellowship in Jazz Composition, the Sammy Nestico Award, and the Julius Hemphill Composition Award. An accomplished composer in both jazz and classical idioms, Sellers has written for Doc Severinsen, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, symphony orchestras in Tulsa, Long Beach and San Antonio and several works commissioned by the St. Louis Brass. Sellers has played and recorded with internationally recognized jazz musicians, including Dave Liebman, Joe LaBarbara, Bruce Fowler, Lew Tabackin, Kim Richmond, Allen Vizzutti, Conrad Herwig, Bobby Shew, Tony Malaby, Mike Formanek, Clay Jenkins, Toshiko Akiyoshi's Jazz Orchestra and the Kenny Wheeler Large Ensemble. Sellers freelanced for years in New York City and Los Angeles and was Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University. Sellers is Director of Jazz Studies at Saddleback College, where he teaches improvisation, jazz ensembles, composition, and jazz history.
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