Recent Publication by Tim Atherton

Tim Atherton, Senior Lecturer of Low Brass recently had his book published by BearManor Media. Leave It To Me… My Life In Music is the as-told-to autobiography of music legend Donn Trenner. At 88, Donn is professionally active and living in Connecticut. Mr. Trenner lived most of his working life in Los Angeles, New York and Las Vegas, while traveling the world as Musical Director for celebrity entertainers including: Shirley MacLaine, Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett and Ann-Margret. His bands were integral in the pioneering television shows of Bob Hope and Steve Allen. As a jazz pianist, Donn recorded with Charlie Parker, Chet Baker, Stan Getz and Charles Mingus. This book is a recounting of a life well-lived by a distinctively talented musician. Tim was inspired to write Donn Trenner’s story capturing this unique tale of American musical history.

Tim has been teaching at Dartmouth College for over 30 years. As a free-lance trombonist, he has performed, recorded and tour nationally and internationally. His many associations over the years include: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Bernadette Peters, Josh Groban, Gunther Schuller, Berkshire Symphony Orchestra, Handel Society of Dartmouth College, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project. In June, Tim directs the Big Band at Fred Haas’ Interplay Jazz & Arts Summer Workshop.


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