VanPort Jazz

Big Band Jazz

jeff otterstad - bass trombone

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I am a person that has several hobbies including photography, art, and music. I came from a family of musicians, so much so that our family reunions consisted of a family concert band of about 30 people ages ranging from age eight to age ninety. I began piano lessons at age three but never found a passion for it. However when I picked up my first Trombone at age 10 I fell in love with it and have been unable put it down since. I have a deep love for music mainly because of the fact that it is an activity that age, national origin, race, ethnic background, religious beliefs and sexual orientation is ignored because the end goal is to blend sounds in a way that people like or find interesting.