Don Immel

Tenor Trombone Artist

Don Immel

Don Immel

Solo/Principal Trombonist, South Jutland Symphony Orchestra

Instrument Specs

  • Model: T350-E
  • Bell: 381CF
  • Slide: T-STD
  • Tuning Slide: Rose
  • Leadpipe: Custom

Don Immel is internationally recognized for classical and jazz performance, as well as for his teaching of brass pedagogy and performance/practice strategies. He appears frequently throughout Asia, the United States and Europe, and has recently been appointed Solo/Principal Trombonist with the Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester, a Danish national symphony that records for the Naxos label. From 1999 until 2006, Immel served as Associate Professor of Trombone and Jazz Studies at the University of Washington, in Seattle, achieving tenure in 2003. He has also served as Principal Trombonist of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, has performed extensively with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, and Houston Symphony Orchestras, and can be heard on dozens of movie and television sound tracks. Immel was born in the United States, receiving his advanced degree in orchestral performance from Rice University.

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David Taylor’s Winter News

David Taylor has a few things happening this winter. First, he and his Calithumpians (Ron Stabinsky, Moppa Elliot, and Kevin Shea) will be at Roulette on December 7. This concert is presented by Interpretations and will include Dave’s Big Stories for a Small Group. Roulette is at 509 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. There are musicians in this […] more ››

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Zsolt Szabo

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Zsolt Szabo
Professor, Western Carolina University