Trombone: John Ohnstad
John Ohnstad joined the Big Horn Brass on Bass Trombone in May of 2014. In addition to performing with the Big Horn Brass, John is also the Bass Trombonist with the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra, the Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band and is a co-founder of the Rose City Trombones. John has performed with Trombone 8, The Carlton-Jackson Dave Mills Big Band, The Oregon Symphonic Band, the Portland Youth Philharmonic, the Oregon Symphony and the Tucson Symphony.
While attending the University of Arizona, John performed in all instrumental groups, musical performances, and opera productions. After graduating with a degree in Marketing and a Minor in Music Performance, John won an audition to perform in the Walt-Disney World All-American Orchestra’s production of “Celebrate Broadway.” John has recorded 3 albums with the Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band and is a featured soloist on the latest album, “Speak Low, Swing Hard.”
John’s teachers include: Richard Ballou, Rick Tippets, Marc Wolters, Gary Nelson, Tom Ervin, Richard Obregon, Jeffrey Reynolds, and George Roberts.
John has and continues to enjoy a fun and exciting career in sales with General Transportation Services of Portland, OR.
When not playing his Bass Trombone, John can be found with his lovely wife, 2 boys and riding his really, really big bike.