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Brian Entwistle

Brian Entwistle
Appearing on soundtracks for Lost in Space, Destiny 2, and Call of Duty, Brian Entwistle is a freelance bass trombonist and student in Chicago, Illinois. His experiences and skills extend across the musical world, including solo performance, orchestral performances, jazz and commercial playing, and teaching.

As a freelancer, Brian has been a frequent recording artist with Nashville Music Scoring at the Ocean Way studio. He has recorded music for video game and movie scores, as well as studio albums; notable credits include Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order (2019), Mass Effect: Andromeda (2017), and Evanescence’s studio album, Synthesis (2018). As a jazz artist, he has performed with the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, the Nashville Jazz Composer’s Collective, Tim Rushlow and his Big Band, and the Ryan Middagh Jazz Orchestra.
Brian has been a sub with various orchestras in the Southeast United States. He has performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, the Louisville Orchestra, and the New World Symphony, under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas. He has also performed with the National Repertory Orchestra.

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, the ITA’s Donald Yaxley Competition, and the ITA’s Ed Kleinhammer Excerpt Competition. He has appeared as a guest soloist with the University of Oklahoma Trombone Choir.

Brian is currently the bass trombonist of Orchestra Iowa in Cedar Rapids, IA. He holds a degree from Vanderbilt University (BM 2016). His teachers have been Charlie Vernon, Mark Fisher, Jeremy Wilson, and Gerald Felker.