Genre: Classical / Jazz / Other
Location Los Angeles, California, US
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BioCraig Gosnell is a freelance bass trombonist and vocalist currently residing in the Los Angeles area. In 1997 and 1998 he earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in music with an emphasis in instrumental performance from the University of Northern Colorado. In 2003, he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami. He was born near Miami, Florida and attended public schools in Palm Springs North, FL. as well as Littleton and Lakewood, Colorado. He currently teaches trombone in the L.A. area, and doubles on other low brass instruments. ______________________________________________________________________ Gosnell has studied with Buddy Baker, Jack Robinson, Dante Luciani, Pat Blodgett, Anita Valdez, and Joy Cayler. He has performed as an instrumentalist and vocalist since 1985. His performance experience includes concerts with numerous ensembles including but not limited to: Opera Pacific, the Bill Holman Big Band, the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bob Florence Limited Edition Big Band, the Woody Herman Orchestra, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, the 1995 Disneyland All-American College Band, and the Henry Mancini Institute's Orchestra, Big Band and Chamber Orchestra. His television credits include "The Academy Awards," "The Primetime Emmy Awards," ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," NBC’s “Grease: You’re the One that I Want,” NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and NBC's "America's Got Talent." _______________________________________________________________________ He has also performed and/or recorded with artists including Barry Manilow, Kevin Spacey, Celine Dion, John Williams, Ray Charles, James Taylor, Paul Anka, Quincy Jones, Andy Williams, Nancy Wilson, Randy Newman, Vic Damone, Julio Iglesias, James Brown, Tom Jones, Tony Bennett, Burt Bacharach, Pat Boone, Dionne Warwick, Michael Bublé, Keely Smith, Natalie Cole, Dianne Reeves, Lionel Richie, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Wayne Brady, Debbie Allen, Arturo Sandoval, Roberta Flack, James Ingram, Diane Schuur, Seal, Beyoncé, Lyle Lovett, Kurt Elling, Patti Austin, Aaron Neville, Billy Crystal, Kanye West, Gwen Stefani, The Four Tops, Melissa Manchester, Peabo Bryson, Jennifer Hudson, The Pussycat Dolls, John Pizzarelli, Jewel, Steve Tyrell, Diahann Carroll, Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Gunther Schuller, Clare Fischer, Vince Mendoza, James Newton Howard, Lennie Niehaus, Jorge Calandrelli, Russell Watson, Matt Dusk, Annie Ross, Maria Schneider, Bob Mintzer, Sir James Galway, Steve Lippia, Billy Preston, Matt Catingub, Usher, Nelly Furtado, Josh Groban, Joss Stone, Korn, Billy Ray Cyrus, Natasha Bedingfield, Eliane Elias, Christian McBride, and Jiggs Whigham. ________________________________________________________________ Gosnell's motion picture credits include performance on the scores of "Race to Witch Mountain," "Bolt," "Hairspray" and “Rocky Balboa,” as well as pieces included in the movies "Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl," “Mission Impossible III,” “Everyone's Hero,” and “Bah Humduck!: A Looney Toons Christmas.” In 2003, Gosnell was inducted into the national music honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda, and has been a member of the International Trombone Association since 1993. He placed second in the Donald Yaxley International Memorial Bass Trombone Scholarship Competition, and is a recipient of three DownBeat Student Music Awards during his time performing with the University of Miami's "Jazz Vocal I" and the University of Northern Colorado's "Jazz Lab Band I" and "Et Cetera."
InfluencesWow. Alright, so I'm not the first musician to say that I don't do nearly as much listening as I should, but here goes: The King's Singers, The Stan Kenton Orchestra, Gustav Holst, Frank Sinatra, Earth, Wind, & Fire, George Roberts, The Swingle Singers, J.J. Johnson, Joe Alessi, Maria Schneider, The Real Group, Charles Vernon, Frank Rosolino, The Singers Unlimited, Buddy Baker, Stevie Wonder, Gustav Mahler, Vocal Majority, Bobby McFerrin, and Harry Connick, Jr. I'll be adding to this later on, I'm sure.
Sounds LikeWhatever the written page calls for.
1 Song | Nov 7, 2008