Bill Reichenbach grew up in Takoma Park, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. After graduating from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied trombone with Emory Remington, Bill toured with the Buddy Rich Big Band and freelanced in the Washington, DC area. In 1975, he moved to Los Angeles and was a featured soloist on the Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band and the Don Menza Big Band and Sextet. Bill also recorded and toured with Jaco Pastorius and the Word of Mouth Big Band. Since then, he has been active in the L.A. studios, playing on over 900 motion pictures and more than 1000 records. Recent titles include “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with John Williams and the upcoming “Ghostbusters” and the new “Star Trek” film. He continues to play on “The Simpsons”, “Family Guy”, and “Agents of Shield”. Recent record projects include The Dave Matthews Band and a new Barbra Streisand CD.
Bill was recently featured as soloist on bass trombone on his arrangement of “Body and Soul” with Wayne Bergeron’s new big band CD, “Full Circle”. Two of Bill’s compositions, “The Streets of Paris” for Trombone and Wind Ensemble, and “Fanfares, Questions and Answers” for Bass Trombone and Wind Ensemble were performed at the 2012 Eastern Trombone Workshop with the U.S. Army Band featuring Larry Zalkind and Bill as the respective soloists. Bill has also been an arranger and composer for TV, records, films and commercials.
• He also can be found occasionally helping his wife Fran with her horse.