Brian Entwistle



Brian Entwistle is a freelance bass trombonist and teacher in Nashville, Tennessee. His experiences and skills extend all across the musical world, including solo performance, orchestral performances, jazz and commercial playing, and teaching.

As a freelancer, Brian is a frequent recording artist with Nashville Music Scoring at the Ocean Way studio. He has recorded music for several video game and movie scores; notable examples include Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2016), Mass Effect: Andromeda (2017), and Colossal (2017). As a jazz artist, he has performed with the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, the Tennessee Jazz Collective, the Nashville Jazz Composer’s Collective, and Tim Rushlow and his Big Band.

Brian is regularly called as a sub to various orchestras in the Southeast United States. He has performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony, under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas. He has also performed with the National Repertory Orchestra of Colorado.

As a soloist, Brian has been a finalist for several competitions, including the American Trombone Workshop National Solo Competition, the International Trombone Association’s George Roberts Competition, and the ITA’s Donald Yaxley Competition. He has also appeared as a guest soloist with the University of Oklahoma Trombone Choir.

Brian holds a degree from Vanderbilt University (BM 2016). His primary teachers have been Jeremy Wilson and Gerald Felker.


June 29, 11:20 AM
Yaxley Solo Competition Finals - Halsey Stevens’ Sonatina
Redlands, CA
June 29, 8 PM
The World Premiere of W. Gregory Turner’s A Sheltering Tree with Jeremy Wilson
Redlands, CA
July 3-8
The Pokorny Seminar - Performer
Redlands, CA