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    Sanders, Bob

    Trombonist from Southern California who started playing at eleven years of age and studied with Donald Kimble, Roy Main, Jeff Reynolds and Robert Simmergren.


    At twenty-one years of age, he became a member of the Disneyland Band.  Other groups with whom he has worked include Bill Watrous’s Refuge West, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Hollywood Trombones, the Jack Sheldon Orchestra, the Jimmy Cleveland Orchestra, the L.A. Terrible Tempered Trombones, Opera Pacific, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and the Pandemonia Orchestra.


    In the field of music education, he has taught at Bones West in Santa Ana, California State University in Fullerton, and the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.  He has also given private lessons in his home studio.  His students have included Bill Haugeberg, George Johnston, and Christian Allan Ramirez.


    Recordings on which he appears comprise All My Concertos by Tommy Pederson & the L.A. Terrible Tempered Trombones, Blue Voices:  The Finest in Swingin’ Jazz Ballads, Vol. 3, Christmas Songs & Carols by the Hollywood Trombones, The City the Wind Swept Away by Jim Fox, Farkle and Friends by John Lithgow, Foolin by the Pandemonia Orchestra, Genius Loves Company by Ray Charles, Jazz Ladies, Vol. 2, A Merry Little Christmas by Linda Ronstadt, Raisin’ the Roof by Les Hooper, and Rules of the Road by Anita O’Day.


    He can also be heard on the soundtracks of Avatar, Clear and Present Danger, Dances with Wolves, Enough, Glory, The Hunted, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Independence Day, The Jackal, Lethal Weapon IV, The Mask of Zorro, The Negotiator, Patriot Games, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Relic, The Rocketeer, Soldier, Titanic, Wild, Wild West, and X-Men 2.


    On the small screen, he has performed on the scores of The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., China Beach, Diagnosis Murder, Histeria, Pinky and the Brain, The Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Sledge Hammer!, Star Trek:  Deep Space Nine, Star Trek:  Voyager, and Tiny Toons.


    He has served as president of the Theater Musicians Association’s Southern California Chapter and sat on the boards of the TMA and American Federation of Musicians’ Local 7.



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    2. http://www.anmt.org/conference/conference_panelists.asp?ID=15681&PanelID=89
    3. http://billhaugeberg.com/Site/HOME.html
    4. http://www.sdsomusicians.org/about/profiles/georgejohnston.html
    5. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/christian-allan-ramirez/35/525/a23
    6. http://www.trombone.org/trombone-l/archives/0805/080508.txt
    7. http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=83009
    8. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/pederson
    9. http://www.discogs.com/artist/Bob+Sanders
    10. http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/bob-sanders/488998
    11. http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?action=printpage;topic=16215.0
    12. http://www.moviebrass.com/html/soldier.html
    13. http://www.moviebrass.com/intro/Movies/movielist/dances_with_wolves.html
    14. http://www.johncell.net/trombone/pota-bones.htm













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