David Bryan

David Bryan is a trombonist and teacher very active in Portland's musical community for the past three decades.

He is devoted to classical trombone as a member of the orchestras for the Portland Opera and Oregon Ballet Theatre, and he has performed and recorded with the Oregon Symphony. He has also performed with major symphony orchestras in Honolulu and Seattle, and in the summer performs as principal trombonist with the Oregon Coast Music Festival.

David enjoys playing early music with the Oregon Renaissance Band, chamber music with the Columbia Brass and large brass ensemble music with the Big Horn Brass, which he also conducts. He is inspired by the music students at Westview High School, where he is the jazz band director and assistant director of bands.

David has a long-standing love of big band jazz, and has played with most of the top local bands in recent memory. While in college he became the lead trombonist with the Woody Hite Big Band, and continues to proudly enjoy that association. He has also performed as lead and solo trombonist on many Norman Leyden big band specials, most recently for Normans's 90th Birthday Concert! Playing lead trombone with the Carlton Jackson/Dave Mills Big Band has been another personal musical highlight.