John Ohnstad, Bass Trombone

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John joined the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra in August of 2014. In addition the performing in the PCSO, John is also the Bass Trombonist for the Big Horn Brass, the Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band and is a co-founder of the Rose City Trombones. John has also performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Newport Symphony Orchestra, the Oregon Ballet, the Salem Chamber Orchestra, 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 has and continues to enjoy a fun and exciting career in sales with Hybrid Logistics of Portland, OR. When not playing on his Bass and Contrabass Trombones, John can be found with his lovely wife, 2 boys and riding his really, really big bike.