Rob Somerville

Lead trombone, Dave McMurdo Jazz Orchestra; member of Freeflight.
Rob Somerville is a graduate of the Mohawk College Music Program, and the Jazz program at the Banff Centre of the Arts.He has also studied with Dave McMurdo, Julian Priseter, Hal Crook, Bill Watrous and Conrad Herwig.
Rob has toured the former Soviet Union and has performed with various bands at most Canadian Jazz Festivals, including Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton.He has performed with the Bernie Senensky Septet, Phil Nimmons+9+6, Peter Appleyard, Spitfire Band and his own Jazz Quartet.He has recorded 4 CDs, and has played on many CBC and CJRT radio broadcasts and CTV Holiday specials.
His performing experience also includes playing back up for various music groups including Manhattan Transfer, The Temptations, Roger Daltry and the Cowboy Junkies.He has also played with many musical productions including Jump, Jive and Swing, Robin Hood,Cinderella, and Jacques Brel.He also performed Oscar Petersen’s Canadiana Suite orchestrated by Ron Collier at Canadian Jazz festivals.
His teaching experience includes the National Music Camp, Saskatchewan Jazz Xamp and the International Music Camp; he is the former director of the McMaster University Jazz Band, and has taught privately for 15 years.