Trombonist

A multi-talented trombonist, Frank Niemeyer has performed professionally within a variety of ensembles and genres wordwide including The Cab Calloway Orchestra, The Columbus Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Byron Stripling, Charli Persip's Supersound, Princess and Cunard Cruise Lines, We Banjo 3, Dorian Wallace's Free Sound Ahn-Somble, The NewBees, Newark Philharmonic (OH), Ernie Krivda & The Fat Tuesday Band and Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra.

Before entering the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the University of Illinois, Frank spent a number of years living in New York. While there, he had the opportunity to perform in a number of the city’s iconic venues and intimate clubs including, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, SOMETHIN' Jazz Club, Smoke and ShapeShifter Lab and has performed live on WBGO, Jazz 88.3 FM. Additionally, Frank has performed on stage alongside jazz luminaries including John Fedchock, Byron Stripling, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Greene, Jim Rotondi, Houston Person, John Riley, Chris Potter, Ralph Lalama and Randy Brecker.
 
For more detailed information about Frank, check out his full Bio here.

Sample Recordings

Concert Jazz Band at JEN

Here's a short excerpt of me playing lead trombone with the University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band, under the direction of Chip McNeill. 

This video was captured during our mainstage performance during the 2018 Jazz Educator's Network Conference and featured Doc Severinsen, Ernie Watts and Jim Pugh.