Composer / Orchestrator / Arranger / Performer / Clinician
Stan has written hundreds of works for various ensembles encompassing concert, film, jazz, and digital genres. In addition to his own Stan Bann's Big Bone Band and the Stan Bann Big Band his works have been performed by the USAF Airmen of Note, the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis, Bones West, the Phoenix Horns, the University of Oklahoma Trombone Studio, Ohio State University, the University of Minnesota, the Minneapolis Trombone Choir, the Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble, national vocalist Elizabeth Montgomery, the Minneapolis Brass, the Medalist Concert Band, Wild Prairie Brass, Pax Christi, Berklee College of Music's International Dues Band among others. His works are internationally published as well as self published (Stan Bann Music).
Stan is a much requested performer appearing and recording with Red Skelton, Patti Page, The Temptations, Berklee International Dues Band, University of Minnesota (both as an arranger/featured soloist), Medalist Concert Band (composer/featured soloist), the First JPH Band (composer/arranger and featured soloist). He has also done frequent radio interviews and features around the country.
Stan is a graduate/alumni of Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Composition. Since leaving Berklee, he has studied advanced composition with Frank Mantooth, Patrick Williams, Christopher Young, Javier Navarrete, John Bavvichi, Don Wilkins, Tom Plsek, and Matt Harris. He continued his trombone and low brass performance studies with jazz luminaries as Phil Wilson, Dave Steinmeyer, Conrad Herwig. John Fedchock, Rick Simerly. Tom Plsek, and Tony Lada.
Stan has a commitment to furthering music education as a clinician, instructor, and guest soloist. He has worked closely with schools and educators to inspire and encourage young musicians. He also maintains his private lesson studio and performs at local churches on a regular basis.