Vlatkovich is the finest trombonist improvising today...While this music isn't exactly out
there, it is far from the mainstream. In the end, it doesn't matter as this music shines in or outside of any context.
Trombonist, composer and arranger Michael Vlatkovich is one of the leading talents among Los Angeles improvisational players. Located on the West Coast since 1973, he is an emotionally
charged performer who has performed extensively in the United States, Canada, and Europe. His improvisionally free music expresses raw power and beauty in a minimally structured format. In addition to leading his own diverse imaginative ensembles, Vlatkovich has performed with a wide array of singers and instrumentalists including Peggy Lee, Brian Setzer, Bryan Adams, Bobby Bradford, Gerry Hemingway, Rob Blakeslee, Rich Halley, among many others. The trombonist has also performed on sound tracks for a variety of television and film projects including The Mask, Jingle All The Way, and the critically acclaimed John Cassavette's film the Tempest.