I will admit there are some genres of music that I know very little about and jazz is one of them, so I plan on getting a crash course in jazz music as my guest tonight on Front Range Radio will be local jazz musician Colin Trusedell. Now before you dismiss jazz and decide to skip the show I ask you to reconsider because after listening to some of Colin’s material and some other jazz compositions, I admit I have started to enjoy jazz. It is great music to have playing in the background will working on projects or just trying to relax.
From Colin’s website:
Colin Trusedell is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana where he began playing the upright and electric bass at the age of 13. After graduating high school, Colin was accepted into the Navy Music Program. He attended the Navy School of Music where he graduated in the top 3rd of his class and was then assigned to Navy Band Northeast, stationed in Newport, Rhode Island. From 2004 to 2008, Colin performed with the Navy Band on regional tours from New York to Canada and appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Fox and Friends, the Montel Williams Show, and with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra.
In 2008, Colin received a full tuition music scholarship to attend the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music where he studied with Chuck Bergeron, Don Coffman, and Nicky Orta. Colin performed with Tierney Sutton as well as the famed University of Miami groups, Jazz Vocal 1 and the Funk Fusion Ensemble.
In July of 2011, Colin won the national bass audition for the United States Air Force Academy Band’s contemporary music ensemble BLUE STEEL. He is now the bassist, Musical Director, and Tour Manager for the United States Air Force Academy Band’s premier pop & rock ensemble BLUE STEEL in Colorado Springs, CO. In 2012, Colin recorded the bass with BLUE STEEL on the Air Force Public Affairs award winning album “Unclassified.”
In the summer of 2013, Colin released his first album as a band leader called “Some of My Best Friends Are…Divas,” featuring jazz vocalists Krista Joyce, Julie Bradley, and Victoria Bruyette. The recording was rated as one of the “Best of 2013” on AllAboutJazz.com. In 2013, released his second album as a band leader, “Quartet of Jazz Death,” featuring his original funk and fusion compositions.
So join me tonight at 7pm mountain time on KCMJ to hear some soothing jazz and learn more about this CO Springs artist on Front Range Radio.