Trombone quartet from London, UK
Slide Action are a brilliant new trombone quartet formed in 2018, whose members met as students at the Royal Academy of Music in London. The group are Huw Evans (alto and tenor), Benny Vernon (alto and tenor), Jamie Tweed (tenor) and Josh Cirtina (bass). The members of Slide Action are all professional freelance trombonists working with orchestras, bands and shows all across the United Kingdom and Europe. Josh Cirtina is also Principal Bass Trombone of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Collectively, the members have worked with the Royal Philharmonic, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields, Aurora, BBC Philharmonic, Hallé, City of Birmingham Symphony, and Welsh National Opera Orchestras, to name but a few. Furthermore, they also worked in West End shows such as Fiddler on the Roof and Phantom of the Opera and appeared on numerous TV and radio broadcasts.
They won The International Trombone Festival Trombone Quartet Competition in 2019 at Ball State University, Indiana. In 2020 they won the Philip Jones Brass Chamber Music Prize, presented by Ursula Jones, and went on to win the Royal Overseas League Ensemble Prize in the ROSL’s 68th annual chamber music competition, becoming by far the most successful trombone quartet in recent years.
They all play Denis Wick mutes and mouthpieces.