In 1944, a young Navy Lieutenant named James Clark landed on Omaha Beach. This was June 6, 1944, 35 minutes after H-Hour... This Veteran's Day, I'd like to tell a little bit about his story, as well as touch on two other members of that Great Generation from my family.Read More
John Ohnstad is a Portland, Oregon based businessman, bass trombonist, and cyclist. I originally met John as a summer long performer at Disney World where we played together in the All-American College Orchestra. John has made a career for himself in Portland, and he has done so while dividing his time between his business and musical careers. John is one of the only people I know who spent any significant time studying with the late George Roberts. John can regularly be found performing with the Rose City Trombones, the Portland-Columbia Symphony, the Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band, and the Big Horn Brass. John is also an avid cyclist and cycling instructor in Portland.
Check out this latest mini-podcast discussing one of the 2015 Texas All-State tenor trombone etudes... In this episode, I talk about the Blazhevich g-minor etude, perform the piece, and discuss practice techniques and musical ideas to aid you in your auditions this year.