Colin Trusedell is the musical director for the United States Air Force Academy Band’s Top 40 ensemble Blue Steel and the adjunct faculty bass professor at Colorado State University – Pueblo. He is one of the most versatile upright and electric bass players in the United States in the field of jazz, fusion, pop and rock music. He is also an active writer, arranger, and bandleader.
In 2013, Colin released Some of My Best Friends Are... Divas, featuring him on the upright bass with three of the best jazz singers in Colorado, which earned the rating “Best of 2013” on AllAboutJazz.com. Colin’s 2014 full length CD, Quartet of Jazz Death, features him on the electric bass as well as his original funk and fusion compositions. His “Quartet of Jazz Death” project has been internationally critically acclaimed and featured on NoTreble.com, TalkBass.com, Bass Musician Magazine, Bass Quarterly, and Bass Player Magazine. His 2015 solo EP project, All By Myself, puts his own solo electric and upright bass approach to some of the most infamous jazz standards ever released. On October 20th, 2015, Colin will release his third full length album as a band leader entitled It’s All About The Hustle, featuring him on the upright bass as well as 10 brand new straight ahead jazz compositions.
Colin has extensive touring experience with both the U.S. Navy Band Northeast and the U.S. Air Force Academy Band, performing anywhere between Florida to Greenland and appearances on NBC’s Today Show, Fox and Friends, the Montel Williams Show, ESPN’s SportsNation and with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra. Colin also runs a national booking agency called MyShowsLive and runs his own record label, MyShowsLive Records. Most recently, Colin was selected to produce his own jazz radio program on KCMJ.org called the “Colin Trusedell Jazz Jam”, which aires Sunday nights at 8pm MDT.