As a composer and producer of both concert and commercial music, Nick DePinna’s output is wildly diverse. His creative concert works are performed with increasing regularity throughout the world, while at the same time his music for visual media can be heard frequently on network, cable, and streaming television. His arrangements, orchestrations, and transcriptions have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, the Riverside Symphonia, the Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, MUSE/IQUE, the MESTO Orchestra, the Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters, the Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited, and have been recorded for many albums and film scores. Also a versatile trombonist, Nick has performed, toured, and/or recorded with a large variety of groups, including the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Kenny Burrell’s Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited, the Jon Jangtet, the John Daversa Progressive Big Band, the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, the Long Beach Opera, and the Pasadena Pops. He has also recorded and/or performed with Dream Theater, Moses Sumney, M83, Bobby Caldwell, Dianne Schuur, and The Temptations. Nick is on faculty at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. He is also co-founder of “L.A. Signal Lab,” a new-music collective focused on the intersection of notated and improvised music, as well as the culinary concert series, “Sensus.” He earned an M.A. in Music from UCLA where his mentors included James Newton, David Lefkowitz, Ian Krouse, Paul Chihara, and Kenny Burrell.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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