Brian Walley

Trombone Instructor

Brian has been freelancing in Calgary since high school. He graduated from the University of Calgary, where he performed with Dr. Ward Cole’s Saturday Morning Jazz Lab Band. Brian has had the pleasure of private study with Bob Stroup, Ian McDougall, Bill Watrous, Alistair Kay, Bobby Shew, and Alan Kaplan.

He has played with the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Band, Ice Capades, productions of South Pacific, A Chorus Line, Tom Foolery and The Full Monty . He was a charter member of Eric Friedenberg’s Saturday Pro Band and currently plays lead trombone in the Prime Time Big Band and the Calgary Jazz Orchestra.  He has appeared with Harry Connick Jr., Red Skelton, Hal Linden, Diana Krall, Dizzy Gillespie, Joan Rivers, Josh Grobin, Holly Cole, Rosemary Clooney, P.J. Perry, Cheryl Fischer, Pepper Adams, Mart Kenney and k.d.Lang. He is on numerous recordings and currently performs with all manner of groups and is an active teacher/clinician.

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