Brent Wallarab is an active professional trombonist, arranger/composer and educator. He has performed and toured with some of the greatest names in jazz and popular music. Wallarab was a featured soloist at The White House for a jazz party for President Clinton during the summer of ’93 and was lead trombonist and soloist for an all-star big band featured at the 1993 International Duke Ellington Conference in New York City. |
Wallarab’s arrangements, transcriptions and compositions have been performed and recorded by such artists as Wynton Marsalis, Eric Felten, Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano, J.J. Johnson, bob Mintzer, Loren Schoenberg, Chris Vadala, Eugene Rousseau, David Baker, Jon Hendricks, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Benny Carter, and Illinois Jacquet.
Since 1991, Wallarab has performed as lead trombonist for the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and can be heard on National Public Radio’s syndicated series "Jazz at the Smithsonian" hosted by Lena Horne. The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra is in residence at the Smithsonian Institution- Museum of American History every summer where they perform public concerts throughout Washington DC. This congressionally funded group also maintains an active touring schedule throughout the year.
Wallarab is also chief transcriber and editor for the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks program and is published through the Smithsonian Press and has had transcriptions published by Lincoln Center/Warner Bros. as well. Wallarab serves as Consultant in Jazz for the Smithsonian Institution.
Wallarab is on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Jazz Band and Concert Band summer camps in Shell Lake, Wisconsin. He has been on the faculty at Indiana University, Jamey Aebersold’s summer jazz camps, and the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay summer jazz camp. He has performed at high schools and colleges across the United States as clinician and guest soloist and is a clinician for UMI (United Musical Instruments) performing on King trombones exclusively.