Stan Bann is a Minneapolis based composer, orchestrator, conductor, recording artist, trombonist, performer, and educator. His works for big band, low brass choirs, and wind ensemble have been performed and acclaimed worldwide. His engaging on-stage personality and creative compositions have made his concerts and clinics must see events.
"He writes with a sophistication that highlights the beauty of the music itself, not the cleverness of the arrangement or the skill of the orchestrator. In short, Stan’s writing displays a deep understanding of the music itself and what makes the group sound good." -- Bob Thurston, former Chief Arranger and Music Programming Manager for the Air Force Band
Stan is equally at home in jazz, concert, and studio settings. He holds a BA in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music and studied theory and composition privately with Frank Mantooth. He is a composer / conductor / performer for the Minneapolis Trombone Choir. He serves as the principal trombonist and soloist for the Medalist Concert Band, euphonium with the First John Phillip Sousa Memorial Band and the Wild Prairie Brass choir. The Stan Bann Big Band held a monthly performance slot at O'Gara's for over twenty years straight.
"Connecting with audiences at the speed of music."
"My goal in each performance, composition, or clinic is to engage with people. To be able to share my excitement, joy, sorrow, in short my passion for music is paramount. Instrumental music in particular is a direct line between hearts. To me it is one of the truest and purest forms of human interaction." -- Stan Bann