Ross Brennan – Bass Trombone
Ross is originally from Chislehurst, Kent and started playing the trombone at the age of seven. He progressed through the Bromley Youth Music Trust playing in various ensembles ranging from brass quintets to symphony orchestras. In 2003, Ross joined the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain where he switched to Bass Trombone. He then went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Eric Crees and Keith McNicoll. During his time there, Ross was a member of the group that won the Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Prize under the direction of Jiggs Whigham.
Ross played with various groups inside and outside of college including the London Contemporary Orchestra, Britten Pears Orchestra, London Brass Virtuosi, Rick Wakeman, and the John Miller Orchestra. In 2009, he graduated with a BMus (Hons) degree from the Guildhall. As well as playing with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Ross is also a member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and is currently undertaking Postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music.