Bass trombonist Christian Lopez is an accomplished and versatile musician, as well as a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and internet entrepreneur. An Arizona native, Christian currently holds the bass trombone position with the Sierra Vista Symphony and co-leads The LoBros band with his brother Salvador, in addition to performing with diverse local organizations such as GRAMMY-nominated True Concord Voices & Orchestra, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Tucson Pops, the Lucky Devils, and Grupo Manteca.
Christian’s musical talents appear on The LoBros GRAMMY-balloted albums, as well as on professional recordings by the Latin-Indie sensation Calexico, soundtracks scored by Hollywood film composer Brian Ralston, and on tour with the Google Play: Best of Latin Music 2012 award winner Orkesta Mendoza. His musical endeavors have afforded Christian many opportunities, including performing with singer-songwriter sensation Matt Costa (2014), under the baton of the renowned film composer Michael Giacchino (Up, Star Trek, The Incredibles), and touring Europe, China, and North America.
In 2007, Christian earned the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, and went on to win the John Philip Sousa Band Award for Musical Excellence, and was runner-up in the International Trombone Festival Yaxley Bass Trombone Solo Competition (2014).
On Christian’s entrepreneurial side, he co-authored the Amazon #1 best selling book Amplify Your Success, and appears as a keynote speaker at Arizona colleges and high schools. He co-founded the Custom Song Collective and Legacy Custom Songs. As CEO of Christian Lopez Media, he provides digital marketing insights to local businesses to increase profitability.
Christian received his masters degree in bass trombone performance from Northwestern University where he studied with world renowned trombone and brass pedagogues Michael Mulcahy, Timothy Higgins, and Randall Hawes, who each hold highly prized positions in the Chicago, San Francisco, and Detroit Symphony Orchestras, respectively.