The International Trombone Association has several awards it bestows each year. The individual awards are the ITA Award, presented every year to an individual who has greatly influenced the field of trombone, the Neill Humfeld Award, which recognizes outstanding trombone teaching in our profession while honoring the teaching excellence of the late Neill Humfeld, the Legacy Circle Award, for unparalleled accomplishments in the trombone community, the Lifetime Achievement Award, for contributions to the trombone profession over a long career.
The ITA has great pleasure in announcing winners for these awards for 2022.
ITA Award: Carol Jarvis
CAROL JARVIS is one of the most in-demand session musicians in the UK. A multi-award–winning trombonist, keyboard player, arranger, orchestrator and voiceover artist, Carol has toured and recorded extensively with stars such as Sting, Queen, Seal, Rod Stewart, Amy Winehouse, Bon Jovi, Ellie Goulding and appeared on many renowned television programs with stars such as MUSE, Harry Connick Jr, Michael Bubl., Taylor Swift and so many more. Carol can also be found working with internationally renowned ensembles and some of the world’s top orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra and all of the BBC Orchestras. She is often found working in various studios across London, and as such Carol has played on numerous chart-topping singles, albums, TV and movie soundtracks. She has also been a regular trombone player in London’s West End shows for many years.
Carol is a professor of trombone at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music in London and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where she, herself, gained the highest qualifications possible.
Carol is currently president of the board of the International Trombone Festival, a post she has held since 2017, and in 2023 will become the first female president of the International Trombone Association.
Carol’s orchestrations and arrangements have featured on albums at the top of the UK and US billboard charts, been recorded at the famous Capitol Studios in Hollywood and also played during the Academy Awards ceremony.
Carol is a solo endorsed artist with Michael Rath Trombones. For more
The Neill Humfeld Award: Jonas Bylund
JONAS BYLUND was born in Gävle Sweden in 1963. He started to play the trombone at the age of eight and joined the music school band of Gävle a year later.
After completing his studies at the Stockholm State Academy of Music in 1987, Jonas Bylund became principal trombonist of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1988 he won 1st prize at the international soloist competition CIEM in Geneve and a year later he won the ARD-Wettbewerb in München.
In 1989 he was offered the position of principal trombone with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and in 1990 he returned to Stockholm to join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, again as principal trombonist, a post he held until 1995. In the 92–93 season he concurrently held the same position with the Bamberger Symphoniker.
Jonas has appeared as a soloist with a number of Europe’s leading orchestras, including the Philarmonia Orchestra (London), Royal Stockholm Philarmonic, Oslo Philarmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Suisse Romande, and the BBC Scottish Orchestra. Jonas is one of the founding members of the world-famous brass quintet Stockholm Chamber Brass. Since 1995 Jonas has held the position of professor of trombone at the Hochschule für Musik Theater und Medien in Hannover. He is also professor for trombone at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. His students have been prize winners at international competitions such as the ARD Wettbewerb, Aeolus International Competition in Düsseldorf, Prague Spring Competition, Citta di Porcia, Christian Lindberg International Trombone Competition (Valencia), the Gdansk International Brass Competition and at a number of ITA competitions, including three times the Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition, in 2006 and in 2012 with the Hannover Trombone class, and in 2020 with the Trombone Class of the Norwegian Academy of Music. Many of his students have gained positions in leading symphony orchestras including, among others, the Bamberger Symphoniker, DSO Berlin, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, HR Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, NDR Hamburg, SWR Sinfonieorchester, the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Beside his pedagogic and concert career Jonas Bylund has also been active as an actor in theatre, opera, and film. He played the role of the magician in Jonas Forsell’s opera The Princess and the Moon at the Royal Opera in Stockholm and he appeared as Joe Bailadorno in Frederik Högberg’s brass western The Ballade of Kit Bones.