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Colin Trusedell

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

Without All the Chatter

Label: MyShowsLive Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Our Love is Here to Stay; Almost Like Being in Love; Ain’t No Sunshine; I Love Being Here with You; Black Coffee; An Affair To Remember; Gee Baby; Nature Boy; The Nearness of You; Route 66.

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Colin Trusedell Trio: Without All the Chatter

Read "Without All the Chatter" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The members of the Colin Trusedell Trio are not strangers. Quite to the contrary, they are well known to one another and have been. They all served in the United States Air Force together. Pianist Shawn Hanlon appears on every Trusedell project, including, Quartet of Jazz Death (Self Produced, 2014), It's All About the Hustle, and ...

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Colin Trusedell: It’s All About the Hustle

Read "It’s All About the Hustle" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Bassist Colin Trusedell is making quite the name for himself. His previous recordings, Colin Trusedell Trio: Some Of My Best Friends Are... Divas (Self Produced, 2013) and Colin Trusedell: Quartet Of Jazz Death (Self Produced, 2014) were well received within these electronic pages. The former was a most excellent acoustic affair featuring some of Trusedell's singing ...

Quartet of Jazz Death

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: The Escape; Truckin’ With Timmy; Darkness of April; By Design; wide Open; Intermission Riff; Recklessly Evolving; Freedom Gate; Soaring; Creator; The Pursuit.

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Colin Trusedell: Quartet of Jazz Death

Read "Quartet of Jazz Death" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Bassist Colin Trusedell made his recording debut with the very fine Some of My Best Friends Are... Divas. This recording, by relative unknowns, late of Armed Forces service, put together a cogent and well-focused jazz vocal recording that intelligently surveyed the American Songbook. Scoring such a success, what does Trusedell do for a follow-up? He goes ...

Some of my Best Friends are... Divas

Label: MyShowsLive Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Tricoctism; Pennies From Heaven; Dock Of The Bay; Fever; Twisted; Besame Mucho; Every Little Thing; Summertime; My Funny Valentine; ‘Deed I Do.

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Colin Trusedell Trio: Some Of My Best Friends Are... Divas

Read "Some Of My Best Friends Are... Divas" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Jazz as business? Colin Trusedell thinks it's possible. The former Navy Band bassist graduated from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music with a music business degree. He now lives in Colorado Springs where he has set up his own booking agency, MyShowsLive. This supplies musical acts for gala events, cocktail receptions and the like. ...


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