Ales Iles

Alex Iles, a graduate of UCLA, has established himself as a versatile “first call” trombonist/low brass performer, recording artist, and educator. Alex toured as lead and solo jazz trombonist with the Woody Herman and Maynard Ferguson big bands. He was an original member of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and has performed on hundreds of television and motion picture soundtracks, including Star Wars 7, 8 and 9, and The Incredibles.
In 2002, Alex was appointed principal trombonist of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and The LA Chamber Orchestra. In 2014, Alex became a member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
Alex served as faculty trombone and jazz instructor at the California Institute of the Arts and Azusa Pacific University. He appears internationally as a recitalist, soloist, and clinician, including times at the International Trombone Festival.