"Big Bad Bass Bone" Featuring acclaimed trombonist Matt Erickson
Technical Sergeant Matthew C. Erickson is a bass trombonist with the USAF Band of the West, where is assigned to the Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, Brass in Blue brass ensemble, and the trombone quartet. Additionally, he is the Non-Commission Officer in Charge of the trombone quartet and the unit's computer section.
In 2009, Sergeant Erickson led Brass in Blue on a 72-day deployment to Qatar, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan. As a bass trombone soloist, Matthew has also been featured on six Midwestern tours with the USAF Heartland of America Concert Band, two New England tours with the USAF Band of Liberty Concert Band, and also appeared as soloist with the Sioux City (IA) Municipal Band, the USD Concert Band, the Buena Vista University (IA) Wind Ensemble, the University of Nebraska-Omaha Trombone Choir and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Trombone Choir.
When not on duty with the Air Force, Sergeant Erickson is active in many musical pursuits. From 2012-2013, he was selected as the Music Director and Conductor of the Bay Colony Brass in Boston, MA. He led the 21-member ensemble in community concerts at various venues throughout Boston. As an ensemble performer, he has performed with Omaha Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Lincoln (NE) Symphony Orchestra, Sioux City (IA) Symphony, Bay Colony Brass, Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, Omaha Big Band, Jim Widner Big Band, Continental Trombone Quartet, Omaha Trombone Quartet, Omaha Brass Ensemble, and Upstream Brass Quintet.
The concert is Thursday, October 9th at The Cornhusker Marriott, 333 South 13th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska, at 7:30 p.m.