Josh Scalf

Session trombonist, any style

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Session trombonist and bass trombonist having recorded for countless indie and major labor projects, including multiple Grammy nominated and winning albums, movie scores and soundtracks, video game scores, sports anthems, etc

Hi y’all, I’m Josh here in Nashville, TN!

I’ve been fortunate enough to work along side some of music’s biggest names, and would love to add some trombone to your project, or put together a fully remote horn section that will work for your budget!
I’m confident with any style of music, having recorded country, pop, bluegrass, jazz, hip hop, r&b, salsa, soundtracks, and all sorts of interesting projects from the southeast US, to Chile, to China and most places in between.

With me you’ll get full transparency on timelines and pricing as well as a product you will absolutely be happy with!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.


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Interview with Josh Scalf

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I was thrilled to work on Keb' Mo's Grammy winning album Oklahoma. It was a joy watching his work flow and learning from him that day. I was the trombonist on that record.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Totally dependent on the situation but I really like analog.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: You'll receive a product you'll be quite happy with at a rate and in a time frame that works for you.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: I play trombone for a living... I think my favorite thing is just how ludicrous the whole thing is.

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Don't think thrifty and do your research. There's nothing worse than having to recut parts because the folks that were less expensive were also bad at their job. Be willing to pay for quality and you'll never be disappointed in the products you get.

  11. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  12. A: This question seems questionable...

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Adaptable. What genre do you want? I'll be able to fit into it and replicate it.

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: Bruno Mars and Harry Connick Jr. I love a ton of artists out there but these two have always been favorites. Luckily I know the guys on those gigs and they're great humans that are also excellent musicians.

  17. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  18. A: It's taken a lot to learn this stuff and I'm still learning. I'd say the best tip is go learn from the best folks you're able to.

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: There really hasn't been a typical genre I work in, but I do personally enjoy R&B an awful lot.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Probably being accurate quickly

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: Years of experience playing on many projects, soundtracks, televised events, and live performances, as well as much soul and musicality as I can put into each and every song I'm fortunate to help bring to life.

  25. Q: What's your typical work process?

  26. A: Totally dependent upon budget as to whether charts need to be written, etc, before tracking. But if it's just me tracking I simply load up the tracks and get things done at a relatively quick pace.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: I have a treated studio in my home where I track projects through Logic, as well as access to several excellent studios around Nashville, TN with access excellent producers and engineers should they be needed.

  29. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  30. A: Aside from the generations before us, the people I work with on a weekly basis here in Nashville are always inspiring me with their dedication to their craft.

  31. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  32. A: Typically I provide either just trombone or bass trombone, or I assemble an entire horn section.

Terms Of Service

1 or 2 revisions are typically fine.
Turn around is typically within 5-7 days.
Costs are based on needs per project and determined on a case by case basis (solo, 1 stack, multiple parts?)

Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Apollo Twin
  • McLeod ribbon
  • Mogami cables
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