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Rob Stone

2015: Trombone in Love's Labour's Lost and Bass Herald Trumpet in Festival Theatre fanfares. 12th season. Stratford: Rob has been playing the trombone at the Stratford Festival for the past 12 years. Elsewhere: While studying music in Los Angeles on a Canada Council grant, Rob had the chance to play alongside jazz greats Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Bill Watrous and Louie Bellson. On returning to Canada, Rob taught at Western University, as well as playing with Canadian greats such as Rob McConnell, Lorne Lofsky, Pat LaBarbera and Steve McDade. Rob is also active in the symphonic field, performing regularly with Orchestra London Canada. Awards: In 1993, Rob won the Frank Rosolino Award, given out by the International Trombone Association. This past winter Rob received his fourth Canada Council Grant to study in Los Angeles with Bob McChesney. Et cetera: “It’s great to back for another season in Stratford.”