Born: November 22, 1985 Primary Instrument: Bass
COLIN TRUSEDELL is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana where he began playing the upright and electric bass at the age of 13. While in high school, Colin had the privilege to study with the renowned Indianapolis musicians Brent Wallarab, Mark Buselli, Joe Deal, and Harry Miedema. While in high school, he had the opportunity to perform with Allen Vizzutti and Dick Oatts. After high school, Colin was accepted into the Navy Music Program and attended the Navy School of Music where he graduated in the top 3rd of his class. He was then assigned to Navy Band Northeast, stationed in Newport, Rhode Island. From 2004 to 2008 he performed with the Navy Band on regional tours from New York to Canada and appeared on NBC’s Today Show, ‘Fox and Friends’, the Montel Williams Show and with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra.
In 2008, Colin separated from the Navy and received a full tuition music scholarship to attend the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music where he studied with Chuck Bergeron, Don Coffman, and Nicky Orta. Colin performed with Tierney Sutton as well as the famed University of Miami groups, Jazz Vocal 1 and the Funk Fusion Ensemble. He graduated with a degree in Music Business and the Entertainment Industries.
Colin is the owner and booking agent for his own booking agency called MyShowsLive. Since 2008, this agency has provided musical talent and sound support for gala events, cocktail receptions, board dinners, and private parties throughout South Florida and Central Colorado. For over 4 years, MyShowsLive has supported several successful functions and engagements throughout Florida and Colorado including events for Baptist Hospital, Doctor's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Baptist Children's Hospital, Homestead Hospital, the United States Air Force, Coral Gables Art Museum, White & Case LLP, Fujiyama and many private parties.
In July of 2011, Colin won the national bass audition for the United States Air Force Academy Band's contemporary music ensemble. He is now the bassist and Tour Manager for the United States Air Force Academy Band’s premier pop & rock ensemble BLUE STEEL in Colorado Springs, CO. In 2012, Colin played bass with BLUE STEEL on the Air Force Public Affairs award winning album “Unclassified.”
In the summer 2013, Colin will release his first album as a band leader called “Some of My Best Friends Are...Divas,” featuring jazz vocalists Krista Joyce, Julie Bradley, and Victoria Bruyette. He is also currently working on his Master’s Degree through Boston University's distance learning Master of Music Education Program to be completed in September of 2013.