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Colin Trusedell

Colin Trusedell is the musical director for the United States Air Force Academy Band’s Top 40 ensemble Blue Steel and the adjunct faculty bass professor at Colorado State University – Pueblo. He is one of the most versatile upright and electric bass players in the United States in the field of jazz, fusion, pop and rock music. He is also an active writer, arranger, and bandleader.

In 2013, Colin released Some of My Best Friends Are... Divas, featuring him on the upright bass with three of the best jazz singers in Colorado, which earned the rating “Best of 2013” on AllAboutJazz.com. Colin’s 2014 full length CD, Quartet of Jazz Death, features him on the electric bass as well as his original funk and fusion compositions. His “Quartet of Jazz Death” project has been internationally critically acclaimed and featured on NoTreble.com, TalkBass.com, Bass Musician Magazine, Bass Quarterly, and Bass Player Magazine. His 2015 solo EP project, All By Myself, puts his own solo electric and upright bass approach to some of the most infamous jazz standards ever released. On October 20th, 2015, Colin will release his third full length album as a band leader entitled It’s All About The Hustle, featuring him on the upright bass as well as 10 brand new straight ahead jazz compositions.

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“Holy Smokes! The Escape features some seriously beefy bass tone, lots of groove and solos.” NoTreble.com “A total ear fest for those seeking an energetic spontaneous contemporary jazz excursion.” Pikes Peak Jazz & Swing Society “In a field as choked as that of adult contemporary jazz, Trusedell carves himself out a place where he can both have fun and take himself seriously. That is an enviable place to be.” AllAboutJazz.com “Great overall composition with strong rhythms, innovative melodies, multi- layered harmonies, and fantastic, inspired solos...” Jazz-Rock.com
Primary Instrument

Bass

Location

Colorado Springs, CO

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

Colin Trusedell is the musical director for the United States Air Force Academy Band’s Top 40 ensemble Blue Steel and the adjunct faculty bass professor at Colorado State University – Pueblo. He is one of the most versatile upright and electric bass players in the United States in the field of jazz, fusion, pop and rock music. Colin is also an active writer, arranger, and bandleader. Colin’s latest CD, “Quartet of Jazz Death,” is his second as a bandleader, which features him on the electric bass as well as his original funk and fusion compositions

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Albums

It's All About The Hustle
It's All About The...
MyShowsLive Records
2015
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It’s All About the Hustle
It’s All About the...
MyShowsLive Records
2015
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Quartet of Jazz Death
Quartet of Jazz Death
MyShowsLive Records
2014
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Some of my Best Friends are... Divas
Some of my Best...
MyShowsLive Records
2013
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  • Scotty B
    Scotty B
    Colin Trusedell
    It's All About The Hustle
  • All In Bloom
    All In Bloom
    Colin Trusedell
    It's All About The Hustle

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