The Empress Trombone Quartet was formed in 2019, instigated by Karen Marston. Having moved to the Los Angeles area from Houston, Texas in 2017, Karen was pleasantly surprised to find exponentially more professional female trombonists in SoCal than she had encountered in thirty years, living and working in South Texas. As such, she was eager to play with them! After successfully recruiting Amy, Shelly, and Juliane, the group named itself the Empress Trombone Quartet, and started playing concerts whenever they could. Empress programs feature a range of repertoire, calling on the diverse musical backgrounds of the players, ranging from orchestral and chamber music, to commercial and world music.
In 2022, Empress will be featured performers for Fresno State Trombone Day and SoCal Trombone Day.
For booking information, contact Karen Marston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Empress Trombone Quartet is: Karen Marston, Shelly Suminsky, Amy Bowers, and Julianne Gralle