Mears`s debut CD "Discoveries",
on ENJA records, together with saxophonist Johannes Enders accompanied
by a monster New York Rhythm section, was followed by the ethno jazz
trio "Babamadu" with "Bitama", then the highly original release "All For
One", marking his emergence as a leader in the scene. His
latest record release "Jump On In" with his exciting working band "New Orleans Hardbop"
is a masterful display of musical integrity and scope.
Mears`s career is already
distinguished by performance and
recording credits alongside the likes
of the Vienna Art Orchestra, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Brookmeyer New Art
Orchestra, McCoy Tyner`s Big Band, the NDR big band with Tim Hagans,
Bobby Shew, James Morrison, Trombonefire, Don Pullen, Eddie Palmeri,
Charlie Mariano, Mark Soskin, Paquito DiRivera, Klaus Doldinger, Jeff
Williams, Adam Pieronczyk, Joey Calderazzo, Peter O`Mara, Ronnie Burrage,
Peter Herboltzheimer, George Mraz, Adam Nussbaum, Don
Friedman, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow etc...continue to biography...
He was teaching in Mannheim, Germany for 10
years, Cologne 2 years, and is currently a Professor at the Music
Academie in Basel, Switzerland for Trombone and Ear Training for the
last 8 years.
Look at whats is available at his own
record label Mears Music such as his latest recording for Choir,
Chamber orchestra and jazz ensemble,
"Between Two Worlds" or
the new live recording with New Orleans Hardbop "Birdseye View" released October 2008 on the TCB Label.