Trombone – Giant Steps Big Band for Middle School Coach
Danny Lubin-Laden is a trombonist and 2010 graduate of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, to which he received a scholarship. A Bay Area resident, he played in the Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble and the SFJazz High School All-Star Orchestra, led several combos, and was honored as a soloist at the Monterey Jazz Festival high school competition. He’s played in bands in Brooklyn and the Bay Area spanning genres from Ghanaian Highlife to rhythm and blues, New Orleans brass band and jazz. Danny currently performs with the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, a jazz big band featuring original compositions from Bay Area notables, and Brass Magic, an eight-piece brass ensemble featuring many of Danny’s compositions, both of which have weekly gigs at hip venues in San Francisco. Danny is an instructor for the Stanford Jazz Workshop Giant Steps Big Band and has taught at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. In his spare time he plays pick-up basketball and watches Warriors games.