Trombonist Brendan Lai-Tong, is a lifelong appreciator of all things that create sound. As a versatile performer, he collaborates with a myriad of ensembles spanning multiple genres of music including classical, contemporary avant-garde, rock, jazz and reggae. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to perform with world-class ensembles including the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, sfSound, ECO Ensemble and the Paul Dresher Ensemble. Brendan was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM) and the University of Miami (BM). Brendan joined the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players in 2020.