Randy Kapralick trombone

Randy received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami School of Music and a Master of Fine Arts in Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts.  After completing his undergraduate degree, he was hired to play lead trombone for the legendary Motown group, the Four Tops.  Randy toured the United States for 5 years playing with the Four Tops, the Temptations, the Spinners, Aretha Franklin, Frankie Valli, KC & The Sunshine Band and Mary Wilson.  Throughout his career, Randy has also had the chance to perform with Wynton Marsalis, Tito Puente, Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, Gerry Mulligan, Maria Schneider, and Bill Watrous.  Currently, Randy can be seen playing with a variety of exciting ensembles in Philadelphia including the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Philly Pops Big Band, and Norman David & The Eleventet.  Randy is the Coordinator of Ensembles and Chair of the Trombone Department at University of the Arts where he also teaches Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Theory, and Musicianship.  Randy directs the University of the Arts Rick Kerber Tribute Ensemble, which features diverse programming ranging from traditional big band repertoire to newly commissioned material.