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Downbeat Magazine calls trombonist Mariel Bildsten “irrepressibly spontaneous” (2020), and her 2023 release “Steppin’ Out!” explodes onto the scene as the exciting follow-up to “Backbone,” her 2020 debut. Mariel Bildsten headlines jazz festivals, plays around the country, and performs regularly in New York City, in the US, and internationally. Mariel has been featured onstage with Jon Batiste, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jennifer Hudson, Roy Hargrove, and many others. A passionate and popular educator, Mariel guides students through masterclass group instruction, workshops, and clinics, as well as leading educational shows in public schools through Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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