Dr. Jeff Cottrell

Dr. Jeff Cottrell
Low Brass, theory and composition

School of Music and Fine Arts
Hardin-Simmons University
Abilene, TX 79698 - 6230

 

Dr. Cottrell currently performs on tuba with the Key City Brass Quintet and trombone with the "oldies" rock band Johnny D and the Doo-Wops. He also plays trombone for the local dance band Fanfare, lead trombone for the West Texas Jazz Orchestra, and trombone and euphonium with the San Angelo based combo Jazz Concho. 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 San Angelo Symphony, the Mansfield Wind Symphony, the Summit High School Jazz Band, and the Hardin-Simmons Concert Band. Jeff's first love is composing and arranging. He has numerous published works that have been performed across the country in various venues, and 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. He has also been selected as the Texas Music Teacher Association Commissioned Composer for 2015.
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