Sean Mahony "The New York Tenor"


New York City

Sean Mahony is a dynamic musician.

Born into a musical family, it was only natural to pick up an instrument and join in. Sean went further; he picked up a pen. His first compositions were performed when he was only five years old. He picked up the piano and trombone. He began performing while still a student at New York's prestigious High School of Music and Art.

Sean (on Trombone) with the Rainbow Room Orchestra

Sean's performances range from opera and Broadway to swing, contemporary and traditional. One of his favorite has been tenor soloist at several Irish venues. These include for the past ten years, the annual Irish-American Labor Coalition dinner. He performed his own cabaret show called The Songs I Love and Some I Wrote at the celebrated Pen and Brush gallery in New York's Greenwich Village.

John Wilson of the New York Times has called Sean's trombone sound "burly toned" when he played with Valerie Capers, the jazz pianist/educator. Audiences have admired his original swing songs Rainbow Room Shuffle, I Love People (I Love to See Them Dance), and Strollin' in New York, which are featured on his CD, "Strollin' In New York."

Sean began to "earn his chops," as jazz colleagues might say, at New York's famed High School of Music and Art. He combined early training in the Dalcrose Eurhythmics techniques, with traditional schooling, into a unique musicality that he has brought to audiences. He studied trombone with the eminent "old man," Emory Remington at the Eastman School of Music. In 1987 Sean earned a Master's degree from Juilliard School of Music. He has performed, and recorded, with the New York Philharmonic, under the batons of Pierre Boulez and others, rendering the music of Richard Strauss and Edgard Varèse.

Dalcroze School of Music 1964-1968,
1975, 1979
High School of Music and Art 1967-1971
Eastman School of Music 1971-1972
Manhattan School of Music, B.M 1972-1975
Juilliard School of Music, M.M 1976-1978
Studies with Adolph Sandole 1976-1978



Rainbow Room Orchestra – vocalist, trombone soloist, conductor, arranger, composer

New York Philharmonic
- Trombone - Performances, Recordings, TV

Leader of New York Swing Orchestra
– Millenium 2000 US Open

Jerry Kravat Orchestras
- vocalist, trombone

Goldman Band - Trombone Soloist, Principal Trombone, Euphonium

New Jersey Symphony - Trombone

National Orchestral Association – Trombone


RAGS - actor, vocalist, trombone

DANCIN' - first trombone, on-stage band

TRIBUTE TO CAB CALLOWAY - Town Hall, vocal soloist

SWING - Vocal quartet; trombone solo

Irish Performances

Irish Tenor Soloist – Raebok Health Club St. Patrick's Dinner

Irish Tenor Soloist - Irish-American Labor Coalition, Annual Dinner

Irish Tenor Soloist - Rockville Links Country Club

Irish Band - New Jersey Sports Authority - St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Misc. Performances

Cantor – at Our Lady of Good Council church in Yorkville

Sean Mahony and the Crazy Rhythms - Red Blazer Too

Stan Rubin Band - Red Blazer Too, Wednesdays - Vocalist, Vocal Group, Band leader, Trombone

Appearances at: Eddie Condons - Jimmy Ryan's

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