About Us

The New Hot 5 is an American New Orleans-style band, specializing in the music of Louis Armstrong, Sydney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, and other classic jazz legends. The band has been together since 2009 when they first performed in France. Since that time the New Hot 5 has played concerts and conventions in the U. S. and in the summer of 2011 returned to play at the Jazz en Vercors Festival in the French Alps. Professor Steve Call¹s sidemen in the New Hot 5 were all once his Brigham Young University students. They were all trained in Traditional Jazz performance as members of the BYU Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band, a group that Call first organized in 1982.

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Steve Call, tuba and leader

Photo by Bryan Shaw

Dr. Steve Call, tubist and leader of the New Hot 5, is Professor of Music at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he teaches tuba, euphonium, jazz piano, and jazz studies. In June and July, 2011 he was a featured tuba soloist in Hungary and Croatia with the Star of the North Concert Band of Minnesota. He currently plays euphonium with the Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band of Colorado and tuba with the Great Basin Street Band, the Utah Première Brass, and the New Hot 5 in France. Steve Call is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Clinician.

Clark Burnside, clarinet

Clark Burnside’s mellow clarinet sound and hot technique have captivated audiences worldwide. He started playing traditional jazz at a young age, even spending two summers performing in a youth Dixieland band at an amusement park in Denver, Colorado. He has a BM in Clarinet Performance and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University. He plays with the Poudre River Irregulars jazz band in Fort Collins, Colorado. Clark’s day job, which he enjoys nearly as much as the clarinet, is designing computer chips for Intel Corporation.

Daniel Henderson, trumpet

Dr. Daniel Henderson has a curious imagination that bubbles over into strange and uncharted lands. Calling Boston home, Daniel is a Lecturer on Music at Harvard University, where he teaches courses in Jazz Harmony and Jazz Improvisation. Before coming to Harvard, he taught a variety of courses in jazz and classical music at New England Conservatory. He holds D.M.A. and M.M. degrees in Jazz Composition with Academic Honors from New England Conservatory, where he was awarded the Gunther Schuller Medal for his “extraordinary contributions to the life of NEC.” Prior to grad school, he earned a degree in Trumpet Performance from Brigham Young University with an additional year of studies in early jazz trumpet styles in southern Louisiana. He and his wife Michelle are the parents of two kids. Daniel is writing a book on the music of his early mentor/musical hero, Billy May.

Brian Woodbury, trombone

Brian Woodbury is a young, experienced and versatile trombonist. In High School he gained a lot of experience being in the Park City All-Stars Jazz Combo that played with Nicholas Payton, being lead trombone all three years in the All State Jazz Band as well as in the Crescent Super Band, All State Band and All State Orchestra. Brian is currently the lead trombone in BYU’s Synthesis, their top jazz band and participates in the Jazz Legacy Band as well. Brian’s experience does not limit itself to Jazz alone, however. He has recorded with the Neon Trees, has been a substitute with the Salt Lake Symphony, a member of the Utah Trombone Ensemble, and is currently Principal Trombonist in BYU’s Chamber Orchestra.

Joshua Payne, banjo

Photo by Joshua Payne

Joshua Payne learned how to play the banjo underneath the busy streets of New York City. As a full-time busker, Joshua made a living performing in the subway system. Joshua now maintains an extremely active full-time performance and teaching schedule in Salt Lake City, Utah. Recent performances include the premiere of Da Lives ah dah Saints, a modern composition by Morris Rosenzweig featuring virtuoso banjo and electronics, and a performance playing sounds and noises at the National Storytelling Festival in Los Angeles. Joshua plays a 1928 Epiphone Concert Special Recording tenor banjo.