Below are some trombone players to check out.
Classical performers to look for: Christian Lindberg, Ron Barron, John Swallow, Bradnimir Slokar, Doug Yeo (principal bass trombonist of the BSO). Composers and standard classical repertoire: Hindemith, David, Gilmont, Milhaud, Larson, Mozart. Specific recordings of interest: All brass quintet recordings are excellent; Lindberg is THE name in tbone right now and has many recordings out on the Swedish label "Bis": The Virtuoso Trombone, Stolen Works, Romantic Trombone Concertos, Winter Trombone; Cousins, with John Barrows on tbone and George Swartz on cornet. Four of a Kind: Music for Four Trombones. Jazz performers: Melba Liston (The first professional woman jazz tbone player & a great arranger!), Hal Crook (with Phil Woods), JJ Johnson (Quintergy), Urbie Green (Big Beautiful Band), Slide Hampton (World of Trombones), Frank Rosolino (Conversation), Bill Watrous, Trombone Short (picture above).