Dr. Jon Brummel

Alto, Tenor, Bass Trombones, Euphonium, and Tuba

1998 – B.A. Music Education – California State University, Fresno

2000 – M.M. Trombone Performance – University of Minnesota

2008 – D.M.A. Trombone Performance – University of Minnesota

Dr. Jon Brummel is a freelance performer, educator, and technologist. He is a social media consultant for Hip-Bone Music, and the founder and head administrator for Summer Music, a two week music seminar in Lafayette, CA . He has previously served on the faculties at California State University, Fresno, and California State University, Stanislaus and Los Medanos College as an instructor of Low Brass and lecturer.  In addition to an active performance schedule, he is highly involved in education in the east bay with a large private studio, and consulting and assisting the elementary, middle school, and high school music programs in Lafayette through the Lafayette Arts & Sciences foundation. Jon is also a clinician for MakeMusic, giving seminars and clinics on Smart Music and Finale, and is a technology consultant.

Jonathan Brummel, a native of Red Wing, Minnesota, began his musical career in the central valley with Robert Bergstrum. He received a B.A. in Music Education from California State University, Fresno, while studying with Dr. R. Lawrence Sutherland. He then pursued a M.M. in Trombone Performance with Thomas Ashworth at the University of Minnesota. Following a three year hiatus performing in the San Francisco Bay Area and teaching at Los Medanos College, he returned to the University of Minnesota to complete coursework for the Doctor of Musical Arts in Trombone Performance. Jonathan has performed in many styles and venues ranging from work with the Skywalker Symphony to lead trombone in the Disneyland Paris International Student Show Band, and has appeared as a substitute trombonist with the the San Francisco Symphony and Minnesota Orchestra. He recently appeared in Carnegie Hall as the principal trombonist with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra.

He currently freelances in the San Francisco bay area, and maintains a large private studio. For ten years, he appeared weekly with the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra at Jazz at Pearl’s, and may now be found freelancing in the Bay Area with groups ranging from salsa to orchestral performance. As an active technologist, he has served as a consultant and clinician with MakeMusic, a the social media director for Hip-BoneMusic.

Jonathan has appeared with the Skywalker Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Florida West Coast Symphony, San Jose Opera, Ray Charles, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Wayne Newton, Natelie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Debbie Boone, Bobby Vinton, the Irish Tenors, Four Tops Orchestra, Bob Florence, Jiggs Whigham, Bobby Shew, Steve Houghton, John Faddis, Shelly Berg, Rick Baptist, Pete Christlieb, Jeff Hamilton, Matt Harris, Jimmy Owens, Ricky Ford, The Hornheads, Avance, Antoine Herve, and Laurant Cugny, Stan Bann Big Band, Mike Vax Big Band, and the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra, and more!