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Jazzy trombonist swings with symphony

For The Mirror

Jazz trombonist Greg Schroeder, who can do some serious name-dropping, will be the featured guest artist in the Federal Way Symphony’s “Symphony Swings” concert March 3-4.

Schroeder has played with the Harry James Orchestra, Larry Elgart, The Many Sounds of Nine and Tuxedo Junction. He also has backed legendary entertainers Bob Hope, George Burns, Phyllis Diller, Ernestine Anderson, Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow and the Four Tops.

Schroeder, who was born and grew u in Tacoma, also has performed locally with the Fifth Avenue, ACT and Paramount theaters, the Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra.

A music instructor in the Northshore School District, he’s also a faculty member at the Centrum Jazz Port Townsend Jazz Workshop and performs in the Festival All-Star Big Band each year in July.

Songs slated for the Federal Way Symphony shows include Count Basie’s “April in Paris” and “All of Me,” Glen Miller’s “Pennsylvania 6-5000”, Harry James’ “Two O’clock Jump” and Artie Shaw’s “Back Bay Shuffle.”

The concerts will be at 8 p.m. March 4 and 2 p.m. March 5 at St. Luke’s Church, 515 S. 312th St. in Federal Way. Admmission will cost $25 for adults ($20 for 65 or older) and will be free for 18-and-under.

Tickets can be ordered at 838-9877. More information is available at

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