The Brass Junkies Episode 14: Jim Nova

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Andrew & Lance are joined by Jim Nova, trombone player for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Jim talks about how his successful audition for the Pittsburgh Symphony was the 39th of his career! He also shares a very moving story about the loss of his mother and the trombone that she saved up money to buy for him before she passed away.

He tells some really great stories about his father, a professional accordion player turned pizza parlor owner turned composer. Jim's story of the time his father hired an orchestra in Bulgaria to record some compositions he had written for him is one for the ages!

Finally, he talks about a side project he's been doing that recently got the attention of none other than John Williams himself.


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Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass.