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San Francisco-born composer and trombonist NICK DEPINNA has embraced Los Angeles as his adopted home, studying music composition at UCLA and completing his M.A. there in 2010. He counts James W. Newton, Paul Chihara, David Lefkowitz, and Kenny Burrell among several important mentors. DePinna’s compositions and arrangements are performed with increasing regularity by professional ensembles and universities across the country. His independent film and commercial scores are frequently heard on HBO, NatGeo WILD, Fox Sports, VH-1, and CMT. In addition, his orchestrations and music productions with other Hollywood composers air on the Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Lifetime, and ABC. A versatile trombonist, Nick has performed, toured, and/or recorded with several groups and artists, including Brian Setzer, Kenny Burrell, Gerald Wilson, Jon Jang, John Daversa, Long Beach Opera, Pasadena Pops, Moses Sumney, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kenny Loggins, Dream Theater, and M83.

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