A concert by the Oberlin Conservatory Trombone Choir, directed by Lee Allen.
Oberlin Trombone Choir:
Israel Gutierrez, George Jones, Paul Jones, Katrina Lettang, Hannah Lorber, Matthew Marchand, Alexander Melzer, Gabriel Moore, Daniel Murphy, Katjana Nagel, Taylor Reiners, Katherine Robertstad, Adrian Singleton, Henry Van Engen.
Trombonist Lee Allen has performed in the Los Angeles area for the past eight years with orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Santa Monica Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Riverside Symphony, Burbank Philharmonic, San Bernardino Symphony, Long Beach Opera, and Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. His primary teachers have included Terry Cravens, Dale Warren, Bill Watrous, and Per Brevig. He also is acting principal trombone with the Las Vegas Philharmonic.
During the 2008 season, he toured as a member of the Brian Culbertson Band, an award-winning smooth jazz ensemble, and was part of the band playing with Adele at the 2013 Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Allen was most recently the trombone instructor at the Colburn School for the Performing Arts in downtown Los Angeles.
Allen is a founding member of the Momus Trombone Quartet, which can be heard on the CD The Lexingport Project. In an Online Trombone Journal review, performances on the CD are lauded as “impressive” and a “splendid debut,” particularly since the recording occurred while members were undergraduates. Repertoire choice garnered even more praise: “Mixing new pieces with classical, straight styling with contemporary, the Momus Quartet pushes the bounds in a convincing manner.” Momus has toured the southeast United States, performing recitals and giving master classes.
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