AWK BAND

Wayne Myers

Trombone

Wayne Myers is an active freelance trombonist and teacher based in Austin, TX. Wayne has performed with dozens of groups of nearly all genres, including Star Parks, The Stingers ATX, Austin Musical Theatre Orchestra, Urban Achievers Brass Band, Bobby Patterson, Sly Curtis, Tony Campise Big Band, Nash Hernandez Orchestra, Tony Guerrero, Lynval Golding (The Specials), The Killer Bees, and Golden Arm Trio. He has toured Europe several times with The Stingers ATX, Contra-Coup, and Jamaican legends Laurel Aitken and Doreen Shaffer (of The Skatalites) and performs as a regular guest in London with Jake Vegas and the Black Diamonds. His U.S. tours with Golden Arm Trio and The Stingers ATX have taken him everywhere from dive bars to the Kennedy Center (D.C.) to the Knitting Factory (NYC) to Chicago Public Radio. Guest performances include Big Star, The Walkmen, Mogwai, Broken Social Scene, Spoon (Austin City Limits Festival and the ACL television broadcast), Grupo Fantasma, Desorden Público, The Wheeler Brothers, Manhattan Transfer, Ballet Austin, and the Austin Chamber Music Festival Orchestra with Maestro Peter Bay. Wayne was also a featured solo recitalist for Austin’s Golden Hornet Project’s concert series.

 

Wayne earned his master’s degree in trombone performance at Penn State University, where he was the first music major to receive the University Graduate Fellowship. While at Penn State, he was assistant conductor of the brass choir and trombone choir and a lecturer in music history and brass pedagogy. Wayne teaches private lessons at public schools and fine arts academies in the Austin area and is also a horn arranger for live bands and studio projects.