Bruce Chrisp


Bruce Chrisp

Bruce Chrisp has been performing trombone professionally in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1989. Currently he is principal trombone in the Santa Rosa, Marin, Napa Valley, Vallejo, Oakland and Fresno Philharmonic orchestras. He is also principal trombone in the Carmel Bach Festival orchestra and performs regularly with Opera San Jose.

Chrisp has performed and toured Europe with the San Francisco Symphony, and has performed with the San Francisco Ballet and Opera orchestras. He has recorded with the San Francisco Symphony and the Oregon symphony and is heard on a CD recently released by Chanticleer. He has been featured as a soloist with two Bay Area orchestras.

Bruce teaches trombone at UC Davis and is a founding member of the San Francisco Brass Company, a Bay Area-based brass quintet. He attended the University of Michigan School of Music for his undergraduate degree and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for his graduate degree.

Chrisp lives with his wife, Meredith Brown, a horn player, in Vallejo, CA. Bruce and Meredith were featured in the documentary film Freeway Philharmonic released in 2008 and broadcast on PBS television.

Discussion Panels with Bruce Chrisp:

Driving for Dollars
2/4/2019 - 2/15/2008