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2Mani Trombones - Combover
2Mani Trombones - Combover

One of the first tunes of Matt and Nick's side project, 2Mani Trombones! This chart is from Matt's debut album, "Jeffersonian," and was written by our good buddy Sean Nelson. You can find the album at the link below. http://bassbonemaniac.com/shop/ Music: Combover - Sean Nelson Video: @matt_maniac...

2Mani Trombones - Bona Fide (Duo Sonata in Funk)
2Mani Trombones - Bona Fide (Duo Sonata in Funk)

One of the first tunes of Matt and Nick's side project, 2Mani Trombones! This chart is from Matt's debut album, "Jeffersonian," and was written by our good buddy Drew Zaremba. You can find the album at the link below. http://bassbonemaniac.com/shop/ Music: Bona Fide (Duo Sonata in Funk) - Drew Zar...

Nick's travel hacks
Nick's travel hacks

Nick shares some of his tricks and tips that he has found makes touring much simpler and cheaper! Video: Matt Jefferson Maniacal 4: @matt_maniacal4 @nick_maniacal4 @carl_maniacal4 @alex_maniacal4 Carefree by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativec...

Maniacal 4's group process
Maniacal 4's group process

We took some time with Karen, our manager, to sit down and talk about the process that we go through every time we go on tour. This process has helped us grow as a group, and the group has helped us grow as individuals. Since this developed through years of tweaking, seeing what worked and what didn...

Maniacal 4 in Texas/TMEA - Travel Summary
Maniacal 4 in Texas/TMEA - Travel Summary

We just got back from a week and a half in Texas... We did some performing, some brainstorming, some driving, and some TMEA-ing. It was exhausting, but totally awesome! Video: Matt Jefferson Maniacal 4: @matt_maniacal4 @nick_maniacal4 @carl_maniacal4 @alex_maniacal4

Hotel Jams #22: Hettinger Chorale (Osage Beach, MO)
Hotel Jams #22: Hettinger Chorale (Osage Beach, MO)

Carl wrote this super pretty tune a while ago, but it wasn't until recently that we actually recorded it. Simple, clean, and nice. Hope you enjoy! Video: Matt Jefferson The Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet Members: @matt_maniacal4 @nick_maniacal4 @carl_maniacal4 @alex_maniacal4

Maniacal 4 at Grand View University and MMEA - Travel Summary
Maniacal 4 at Grand View University and MMEA - Travel Summary

Iowa and Missouri freaking rule! We loved Grand View State, where we even had a helium huffing experience, and had an awesome time hanging with the teachers and students at the MMEA conference at the Tan-Tar-A resort. Hope to see you again next year! Video: Matt Jefferson Maniacal 4: @matt_maniaca...

Nick's Count Basie Trivia
Nick's Count Basie Trivia

Nick loves Count Basie. It's uplifting, laid back, easy going music (much like Nick). Matt tests his knowledge of tunes by quizzing him through Spotify. Video: Matt Jefferson Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet: @matt_maniacal4 @nick_maniacal4 @carl_maniacal4 @alex_maniacal4

Maniacal 4 at University of Central Missouri - Travel Summary
Maniacal 4 at University of Central Missouri - Travel Summary

The Performing Arts Series at the University of Central Missouri were amazing hosts. The students were awesome, the hotel was great... Wonderful trip! Go see Warrensburg, MO! Music: Hip Hop Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.o...

Hotel Jam #21: Princess Leia's Theme (Warrensburg, MO)
Hotel Jam #21: Princess Leia's Theme (Warrensburg, MO)

RIP Carrie Fisher. May the force be with you. Arrangement: @carl_maniacal4 Video: @matt_maniacal4 The Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet Members: @matt_maniacal4 @nick_maniacal4 @carl_maniacal4 @alex_maniacal4

Hotel Jams #20: A Little Minor Booze (Chicago, IL)
Hotel Jams #20: A Little Minor Booze (Chicago, IL)

While at the Midwest Clinic, we asked our friend Victor Barranco of the U.S. Army Blues to join us so we could play the opening of this Stan Kenton classic. He sounds ridiculously great on the lead part! Video: @matt_maniacal4 The Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet Members: @matt_maniacal4 @nick_maniaca...

Meet the Maniacs
Meet the Maniacs

Music: @alex_maniacal4 Video: @matt_maniacal4 The Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet Members: @matt_maniacal4 @nick_maniacal4 @carl_maniacal4 @alex_maniacal4

Maniacal 4 at Midwest 2016 - Travel Summary
Maniacal 4 at Midwest 2016 - Travel Summary

Here's a quick summary of our time at the Midwest Clinic. We had an awesome time and can't wait for next year! Music: @alex_maniacal4 Video: @matt_maniacal4 The Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet Members: @matt_maniacal4 @nick_maniacal4 @carl_maniacal4 @alex_maniacal4

Maniacal 4 at Old Dominion University - Travel Summary
Maniacal 4 at Old Dominion University - Travel Summary

We had an amazing time at Old Dominion University this past fall - Great students, faculty, and a beautiful facility. We were treated so well and having nothing but the best to say about this wonderful place! Music: Willie Nelson - On the Road Again Video: @matt_maniacal4 The Maniacal 4 Trombone Q...

Hotel Jams #19: Deck the Halls (Slippery Rock, PA)
Hotel Jams #19: Deck the Halls (Slippery Rock, PA)

A bit of studio magic to spice up this hotel jam... Unless, we actually can disappear? Like Star Trek? Or Harry Potter? Arrangement: @carl_maniacal4 Video: @matt_maniacal4 The Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet Members: @matt_maniacal4 @nick_maniacal4 @carl_maniacal4 @alex_maniacal4

Hotel Jams #18: Trams (Norfolk, VA)
Hotel Jams #18: Trams (Norfolk, VA)

This one took a few takes to get right. Recorded during our residency at Old Dominion University. Composition: @carl_maniacal4 Video: @matt_maniacal4 The Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet Members: @matt_maniacal4 @nick_maniacal4 @carl_maniacal4 @alex_maniacal4

Carl raps.
Carl raps.

Sounds a lot like Bust A Move... Then, a melodica solo as the final touch to this exquisitely beautiful creation of his.

Vern testimonials
Vern testimonials

We shared our memories of, Vern Kagarice, our tireless teacher, mentor, friend, and our biggest fan. He lives on in our hearts and countless others, and continues to shape and guide us as human beings and stewards of music.

Hotel Jams #17: Pure Imagination (Chicago, IL)
Hotel Jams #17: Pure Imagination (Chicago, IL)

RIP Gene Wilder. Arrangement: @carl_maniacal4 Video: @matt_maniacal4 The Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet Members: @matt_maniacal4 @nick_maniacal4 @carl_maniacal4 @alex_maniacal4

Alex's e bone demystified
Alex's e bone demystified

Music: "The Golden Room" by Joe Satriani Mute: Yamaha Silent Brass Multi-effects pedalboard: Line 6 POD HD500X Alex has been playing electric trombone for several years now. Originally inspired by Mark Mullins from the group Bonerama, Alex has taken it in a new direction with Maniacal 4 In this vid...

Musician struggles: Scale juries
Musician struggles: Scale juries

Every musician has had one of those moments where their brain goes totally blank at the worst possible moment.. Younger musicians seem to experience this phenomenon during playing tests. It's not that they can't do it in the practice room; it's that when the pressure is high and the heat is on, the ...

Maniacal 4 superfan: Tommy's birthday
Maniacal 4 superfan: Tommy's birthday

Yesterday was the birthday of our 9 year old superfan, Tommy! His mom sent us a note on Facebook that told us how much he liked our stuff, so we made a little video in our Chicago hotel room to wish him a Happy Birthday! Hope it was awesome man!

How to Make a Maniacal 4 video
How to Make a Maniacal 4 video

We work hard on doing our best possible work on everything we do, whether it be arranging new music, performing live, or doing videos. Matt took some time to create a little video that outlines how he puts together an M4 video... Although the content is a little silly, the process is what he actuall...

Maniacal 4 10 year anniversary!
Maniacal 4 10 year anniversary!

We formed in the spring of 2006 at the University of North Texas for class credit. It's been ten years since then, so we made a video of all the memories. Here's to another ten! @maniacal4 Members: @matt_maniacal4 @nick_maniacal4 @carl_maniacal4 @alex_maniacal4