Ian Venables

Bass Trombone

Coming of age in the wonderful youth jazz scene in Ottawa gave Ian an opportunity to hone his bass trombone skills in a variety of ensembles. He played in the Ottawa Junior Jazz Band and Nepean All-City Jazz Band for many years, and was selected to play in the prestigious Conn-Selmer Centerstage Jazz Band in 2015. At university, Ian bounced around playing in small groups of little repute. Serendipitously, he met Dan Sharon at a recording session and the rest, they say, is history.