Composer and trombonist JC Sanford received his D.M.A. in Jazz Studies at
New England Conservatory where he studied with jazz legend Bob Brookmeyer.
He co-leads the modern jazz big band The Schumacher/Sanford Sound Assembly
which features his own compositions. He has had his works performed by the
BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra, the Mile High Jazz Big Band, a number of
schools nationwide, and has upcoming projects with the Dave Liebman Big
Band, the Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Big Band, and the Vanguard Jazz
Orchestra. As a trombonist, Sanford has performed with Maria Schneider,
Bruce Barth, Chico & Arturo O’Farrill, the Mili Bermejo/George Schuller
Octet, and his own groups Triocracy and Triptych. In addition to his
conducting duties with the Sound Assembly, Sanford has also directed the
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, the New England Conservatory Little Big
Band, and the Williams Jazz Ensemble.