Dr. Jeff Cottrell
Dr. Jeff Cottrell
Dr. Cottrell is an active performer, teacher and composer, and currently teaches trombone, euphonium and tuba at Abilene Christian University. He earned his Doctorate at the University of North Texas under the instruction of internationally acclaimed Euphoniumist Dr. Brian Bowman, tubist Everett Gilmore and Don Little, and Trombonists Dr. Royce Lumpkin and Tony Baker. He performs on trombone, euphonium, and tuba with the Legend Brass Quintet; trombone and tuba with Razzmajazz Dixie Land Band; and trombone with Johnny D and the Doo-Wops. He currently plays lead trombone with the West Texas Jazz Orchestra as well. He has also performed with the Irving Symphony, the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Dallas Tuba Quartet, Cap Rock Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, Martha and the Vandellas, Dash Riprock and the Dragons, the Hi Roller Band, and numerous other ensembles on trombone, euphonium, and tuba. He has been featured as a soloist with several ensembles over the years such as the Mansfield Wind Symphony, the Summit High School Jazz Band, the University of North Texas Wind Symphony, and the Hardin-Simmons Concert Band. Dr. Cottrell can be heard on recordings with the North Texas Wind Symphony for the Klavier Wind Project and the GIA Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. He has also recorded with The Talking Heads, blues artist Keith Taylor, and for other groups such as Brave Combo, Six Flags Over Texas, and The ET's. He is greatly in demand as a teacher and clinician across Texas, and has placed many students in the Texas All-State Band and Orchestra in addition to the Dallas Youth Orchestra and the Ft. Worth Youth Orchestra.
Jeff's first love is composing and arranging, and academic and professional groups have performed his works across the country. In 2006 he was honored with The International Tuba-Euphonium Association's Harvey Phillips Award for Composition Excellence for euphonium featured in jazz/rock/fusion for his composition "Got it Now."
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