• jason elliott

    Trombonist, Teacher, Composer, Arranger


    Jason earned his bachelor’s degree in trombone performance from the University of California at Santa Barbara where he studied with Bill Booth of the Los Angeles Opera and Hollywood Bowl Orchestras. In addition to being a founding member of Portlandia Brass Ensemble, Jason is also 2nd Trombonist with the Salem Orchestra and the Principal Trombonist with the Willamette Falls Symphony while enjoying an active freelance schedule performing in a wide variety of genres, ensembles, recording projects, private teaching, and work as a solo guest artist, clinician, composer, and arranger.


    Previous private teachers include: Bill Booth, Charles Reneau, Dr. Bruce Tychinski, Joseph Alessi, Larry Zalkind, Phil Keen, Sean Reusch, Toby Oft.


    Performers and Ensembles Jason has worked with include:

    Aaron Nigel Smith – Reggae Artist, Ben Miller Band, Catarina New Big New Band, Chase Padgett – Comedian and Musician, Choral Arts Ensemble Orchestra, Christopher Corbell – Guitarist and Composer, Hollywood Trombones, Joanna Wang – Pop Artist, Jake William Capistran – Singer and Instrumentalist, Lakewood Theater, Maurice Faulkner Brass Quintet, Mazandunga Salsa Band, Metropolitan Community Theatre, Mike Curtis Jazz Project, Moreland Presbyterian Worship Music, Muffaluffagus Ska Band, Opera Theater Oregon, Oregon Mahler Festival Orchestra, Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Oregon Symphonic Band, Portland Columbia Symphony, Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts, Pranksters Big Band, Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater Sacred Music, Ralph Radio Theatre, Richie Cole – Jazz Saxophonist and Composer, Rose City Trombones, Salem Orchestra, San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra, Second Wind Jazz, Singley Fimbres Orkestra, Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra, The Brass Syndicate, Tualatin Valley Jazz Band, Tualatin Valley Symphony, United States Navy Band, Vancouver Symphony (WA, USA), Vancouver USA Singers, Ventura Jazz Orchestra, West Coast Symphony – Fiesta Festival Orchestra (Santa Barbara, CA), Willamette Falls Symphony


    Festivals, Seminars, Tours:

    Alpenrose Dairy Christmas In Dairyville 2018 – with Rose City Trombones

    Australia and New Zealand “Tour Down Under” 2008 – with San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra

    Beijing International Tourism Festival 2016 – with Rose City Trombones

    Clackamas Fire District#1 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony 2016 – with Pranksters Big Band

    Joseph Alessi Trombone Seminar – 2015 and 2017

    Northwest Reggae World Festival 2019 – with Aaron Nigel Smith

    Oregon Mahler Festival 2nd Trombone

    Oregon Zoo Lights 2015 – with Rose City Trombones

    Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts “Time Based Arts Festival” 2016 – with Kelly Pratt

    Portland Marathon 2016, 2017, 2019 – with Rose City Trombones and Pranksters Big Band

    TedX Portland 2015, 2017, 2018 – with Rose City Trombones

    Winter Light Festival 2019 – with Portlandia Brass Ensemble and Rose City Trombones


    Guest Artist and Clinician Work:

    Lewis and Clark College (Portland, OR); Mt. Hood Community College (Gresham, OR); University of Portland (Portland, OR); Beaumont Middle School (Portland, OR); Kellogg Elementary School (Goleta, CA)



    Ben Miller Band – Choke Cherry Tree Album

    Chase Padgett – Change of Heart Album

    Christopher Corbell – Viva’s Holiday, An Opera In One Act Album

    Jake William Capistran – Various Recorded Singles

    Joanna Wang – Various Recorded Singles

    Rose City Trombones and Atlanta Trombone Ensemble -

    Singley Fimbres Orkestra – Looking On The Level Album

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