Mark Glasel – trombone

Mark Glasel trombonist with the LJO

Mark Glasel first played in the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra as a college student in 1982. He has been the principal trombone for the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra for 25 years. He also performs with the Seven Rivers Jazz Band, Reunion Jazz Quintet, La Crosse Brass Quintet and the Funkin’ Donuts band. He also worked as a professional musician for two years at Disney World in Florida. Mark holds a BA from UW-La Crosse, with a double major in computer science and music, and a ME-PD from UW-L with an emphasis on computer science education. He worked in IT at the Trane Company for 29 years and is now retired. 

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The La Crosse Jazz Orchestra is Western Wisconsin's premier big band. Directed by Greg Balfany, the group is best known through its Jazz in the Park concert series. The LJO mission: to promote, preserve and forward the creation of jazz music through free live performances available to all in our region. LJO operates under fiscal sponsorship from La Crosse Community Foundation.