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"Speaking Soundly" featuring Joseph Alessi

By OTJ News • November 07, 2022

On the October 25 episode of Speaking Soundly, longtime Principal Trombonist with the New York Philharmonic and Juilliard faculty member Joseph Alessi discussed his musical childhood, the key to inspiring his students, and a recent health scare that jeopardized his career and caused him to consider a life without the trombone.

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