(Trombone & all Brass Instruments, Music Theory & Composition, Community Big Band)
Damian Boyd is a professional performing trombonist with a passion for swing music and the great American songbook. He maintains a rigorous performance schedule with the duo Damian & Dane and is also director of the Shawshank Jazz Orchestra, an ensemble that combines the styles of swing and cool jazz. Damian studied trombone with the legendary Dick Johnson of "Airmen of Note" fame and with James Masters at the Ohio State University. Possessing a zeal for perpetuating the art form through education, as an educator, Boyd is on faculty at the Richland Academy of the Arts, where he is the Director of the Mansfield Youth Jazz Orchestra. He is also the director of bands at Foundation Academy of Mansfield. Damian plays the WESSEX PB4501 PREMIER TROMBONE.