Brian O'Donnell (Trombone)


Brian O’Donnell, a native of San Diego California, completed his Master of Music Degree with Dr. Denson Paul Pollard at SUNY Purchase where he held a Graduate Teaching position. He earned his undergraduate degree in music as a full scholarship student with Jeannie Little at Louisiana State University.

Mr. O’Donnell began his studies with Vince Hernandez and Sean Reusch. He made his Carne- gie Hall début in 2004 as soloist with the Carlsbad High School Wind Symphony, and has since performed in major venues throughout the world including Kennedy Center, Copley Symphony Hall, Smetana Hall in Prague, Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Hermitage Theater in St. Petersburg, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York.

Mr. O’Donnell is a multi-faceted musician, at home in both jazz and classical genres. He has performed with the Purchase Jazz Orchestra, New York Chamber Brass, Camerata Virtuosi of New Jersey, and the Westwind Brass Quintet. In 2012, Brian was featured as a soloist with The Purchase Symphonic Wind Ensemble and received an honorable mention as a finalist in the Southeast Trombone Symposium’s International solo competition. Recent seasons have seen Brian performing with Joe Garrison and Night People, the San Diego Summer Pops, the San Diego Opera, and the San Diego Symphony.

Mr. O’Donnell is currently on faculty at Point Loma Nazarene University, Palomar College, and maintains a private studio throughout the San Diego area. When not making music he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, cooking, and being outdoors.

For Private lessons, please contact Brian directly via email or telephone at:

(760) 420-5409 

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Brian O'Donnell