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Don Immel held a tenured Associate Professor position at the University of Washington (Seattle, 1999–2006) before moving to Denmark where he served as Solo/Principal Trombonist with the Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester, a Danish national symphony that records for the Naxos label. He holds two undergraduate music degrees from Central Washington University, in performance and music education, and a Master of Music degree in trombone performance from Rice University in Texas.
He has held posts as the principal trombonist with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and the principal trombonist for the South Jutland Symphony Orchestra in Denmark. In addition to his classical and academic activities, he has appeared onstage backing such performers as Renee Fleming, Elvis Costello, Bernadette Peters, and Linda Ronstadt, and played on numerous movie soundtracks.
Throughout his career, Immel organized and played with several jazz, rock and ska bands, as well as modern classical ensembles. In 2007, to promote the primacy of the trombone as an instrument, he released his first solo album, Long Way Home, on Elemental Records.