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July 3, 2016

New Album "Just for fun" now available!

Interview with Mike Davis

January 5, 2013

Very fortunate to be invited my wonderful colleague in NYC to do this interview. Have a listen.

Remembering Maria Leone 1928 - 2012

October 24, 2012

Maria Leone Alessi, mother of Joseph Alessi and former soprano at the Met Opera passes.

Wagner Concerto for Trombone (JWR)

February 2, 2012

"How fortunate to have trombonist Joseph Alessi do the honours and be accompanied by his colleagues in..."
-James Wegg Review

Melinda Wagner Concerto for Trombone (American Record Guide)

February 2, 2012

The Trombone Concerto (2006) shows she can write a blockbuster. Ofcourse, it helps that the orchestra is the New York Philharmonic and that the soloist...

Slide Partners - Arthur Pryor and Joseph Alessi

July 18, 2011

"Slide Partners" is truly a celebration of 100 years of American trombone virtuosity.
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Bolcom Trombone Concerto

New York Philharmonic/Gilbert, David Geffen Hall, New York William Bolcom’s Trombone Concerto was the centrepiece of a modernist programme Read the entire review here: "The eve...

- Financial Times

January 17, 2017

Bolcom Trombone Concerto reprise

"Then he led a feisty, colorful account of William Bolcom’s fantastical, blues-tinged Trombone Concerto, written for the Philharmonic’s superb principal trombonist, Joseph Alessi, who played dazzlingly. The orchestra gave the premiere of this pie...

- NY Times

December 30, 2016

William Bolcom Trombone Concerto

"On Friday the mood was festive for a program offering a look at what’s going on with American concertos these days. It began with the premiere of William Bolcom’s Trombone Concerto, featuring the Philharmonic’s formidable principal trombonist,...

- NY Times

June 12, 2016

Bolcom Trombone Concerto

"For fans of the trombone, a wonderful instrument that has been the object of musician jokes since the sackbut era, Bolcom’s remark that “The trombone is very well able to defend itself,” was particularly welcome. The crowd was relatively small...


June 11, 2016

John Mackey Harvest

Joseph Alessi, principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic, played with satin-finished tone and effortless virtuosity.

- Dallas Morning News

March 28, 2013

Wagner Trombone Concerto

A substantial, well-crafted piece, it exploits the beauty of Mr. Alessi's sound as well as the trombone's high register"..."Mr. Alessi played his part with a liquid tone and consummate skill.

- Wall Street Journal

March 14, 2007