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HJO Featuring Altin Sencalar
Trombonist Altin Sencalar’s star is rising on the national jazz scene. With accolades and awards from all the major jazz trombone competitions, plus a brand-new big band album under his belt, Altin is poised to take the jazz world by storm. Catch him with the Hartford Jazz Orchestra on August 7th, before his stock skyrockets.
Praised by the International Trombone Associations Journal for his “virtuosity [and] melodic and harmonic mastery,” Altin Sencalar is in high demand across the country as a performer, educator, and composer.
A Yamaha Young Performing Artist, Altin has gained international and national recognition through numerous competitions and awards. As an active performer, Altin has shared the stage, toured, and/or recorded with DeeDee Bridgewater, Rodney Whitaker, Christian McBride, Michael Bublé, Dafnis Prieto, Ullysses Owens Jr., The Temptations, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Velvalletes, Diego Rivera, Michael Dease, and many others.
Altin holds a Bachelor of Music degree (Music Performance) from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Music degree (Music Performance in Jazz Studies) from Michigan State University. He is a performing artist for Earasers Earplugs and Robinson’s Remedies. Altin has held numerous teaching appointments and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, where he is the Director of Jazz Ensembles and Trombone Instructor.